Absentee Voting Now Available for the March 11, 2014, Township Elections

February 06, 2014
Eligible voters who will be unable to go their polling place on March 11, 2014, to vote in the Township Election may vote by absentee ballot.  People may vote by absentee ballot for the following reasons:
•  Absence from the precinct
•  Illness or disability
•  Religious discipline or observance of a religious holiday 
•  Service as an election judge in another precinct
•  Eligible emergency declared by the governor or quarantine declared by federal or state government
Applications for absentee ballots are available from the Rice County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office located at the Rice County Government Services Building, 320 Third Street N.W., Faribault, Minnesota.  You may receive an application by coming to our office in person, writing to us, or by calling us at (507) 332-6104 or (507) 645-9576.   You may also go to Rice County’s website at:  www.co.rice.mn.us  to obtain an application for absentee ballots.
Residents of Wells Township may receive absentee ballot applications from the Wells Township Clerk, 15687 Dover Trail, Faribault, Minnesota or by calling the clerk at (507) 332-8236.
Voters in all townships (except Wells Township),  unable to vote at their polling place on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot at the Rice County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office.  Ballots for the Township Election are now available.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  We will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, March 8th from l0:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Monday, March 10th from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Voters in Wells Township, unable to vote at their polling place on Election Day, may vote by Absentee Ballot at their Clerk’s residence located at 15687 Dover Trail, Faribault, Minnesota.  Contact the clerk at (507) 332-8236 for more information.
Fran Windschitl, Auditor/Treasurer, (507) 332-6122
Tony Murphy, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121