Early voting hours
Early voting hours in Minnesota's 2024 Presidential Nomination Primary run from Friday, Jan. 19-Monday, March 4.
The primary is set for Tuesday, March 5.
Rice County voters can vote by mail or in person at the Property Tax and Elections Office in the Rice County Government Services Office, 320 Third St. NW, Faribault from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays through Friday, March 1. The office will also be open for voting from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, March 4.
All Rice County voters and those living in Northfield’s Ward 3, Precinct 2, which lies in Dakota County, can also cast their ballot between Jan. 19 and March 4 at Northfield City Hall, 801 Washington St., Northfield during the following times:
- 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Thursdays
- 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays
- 7:30 a.m.-noon Fridays
- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 1
- 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, March 4
Rice County and Northfield offices will both be closed Monday, Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Monday, Feb. 19 for Presidents Day.
Anyone voting early must fill out an application in order to receive an absentee ballot.
To register to vote, visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website (www.sos.state.mn.us) and click on Elections and Voting, then Register to Vote.
There you can register online or download forms to complete and mail. Minnesota allows Election Day registration, though that requires proof of residence. The forms and list of acceptable documents is also on the Secretary of State’s website.
Voters can learn who is running for office at myballotmn.sos.state.mn.us by entering their ZIP Code or name of their county of residence.
Responsible for administering and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes in the areas of property taxes, elections and various licenses.
- Administer federal, state and local elections in Rice County.
- Maintain and updates voter registration information in the Statewide Voter Registration System
- Administer the absentee voting process for Rice County's voters
- Canvass election results
- Perform accuracy testing of all county election equipment
Become an Election Judge
Click here Version OptionsElectionsHeadline Version OptionsElectionsHeadlineto fill out the Election Judge interest form
- 2023 Rice County precincts & polling places with district information
- Rice County resolution establishing Absentee Ballot Board and UOCAVA Ballot Board for the March 14, 2023, township election
- Rice County resolution establishing UOCAVA Ballot Board for special election on Nov. 7, 2023
2022 Election results
- Find results from Minnesota's 2022 General Election at mnvotes.gov
- Rice County's official Nov. 8, 2022, canvassing results
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from the Association of Minnesota Counties and League of Minnesota Cities
The League and AMC developed four fact sheets linked below to help answer common questions that residents have about the elections process.
Learn more at mnvotes.org