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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.


Department overview

Responsible for administering and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes in the areas of property taxes, elections and various licenses.

Our role

  • 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 to fill out the Election Judge interest form

Election demographics

Rice County Commissioner District Map

Bridgewater Township
Cannon City Township
Erin Township
Forest Township
Morristown Township
Northfield Township P1
Northfield Township P2
Richland Township
Shieldsville Township
Walcott Township
Warsaw Township
Webster Township
Wells Township
Wheatland Township
Wheeling Township

2022 Election results

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Elections resources

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
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Minnesota Secretary of State's Election & Voting webpage
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