Absentee Voting Now Available for the March 14, 2017, Township Elections & Notice of Public Accuracy Test

February 14, 2017
Eligible voters who will be unable to go their polling place on March 14, 2017, to vote in the Township Election may vote by absentee ballot.
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.
Voters in all townships 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. on Monday through Friday.  We will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, March 11th from l0:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and on Monday, March 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
A public test of the electronic voting equipment to be used in Rice County for the Township Elections to be held on March 14, 2017 has been scheduled for March 9, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners Board Room at the Rice County Government Services Building at 320 3rd Street N.W. Faribault, MN 55021. The public accuracy test is for all townships required to use the AutoMark Ballot Markers in Rice County. It is open to representatives of the political parties, the candidates, the press, and to the public.
Fran Windschitl, Auditor/Treasurer, (507) 332-6122
Sara Folsted, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121