Elections

Turnout up slightly, absentee ballots 11-8-22 Rice County Canvassing board 2down, director tells Canvassing Board

The percentage of Rice County voters casting a ballot in last week’s election (72.86%) exceeded turnout in the 2018 midterm contest by the narrowest of margins: .36 points. That’s well above the state’s total, which Secretary of State Steve Simon last week put at about 60.66%.

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Election results

Find results from Minnesota's 2022 General Election at mnvotes.gov.

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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Department overview

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

Our role

  • Administers federal, state and local elections in Rice County.
  • Maintains and updates voter registration information in the Statewide Voter Registration System
  • Administers the absentee voting process for Rice County's voters
  • Canvasses election results
  • Performs accuracy testing of all county election equipment

Become an Election Judge

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Candidate information

Candidate campaign financial reporting

Effective May 17, 2014, Minnesota statues require all local governments who accept affidavits of candidacy, nomination petitions or place questions on the ballot to make required financial reports available online. These reports will be available for four years. Links to financial reports from Rice County candidates for office are below.