City of Newport, MN


Absentee Voting

Voter Registration

Who Can Vote


City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
  • Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

To vote by absentee, complete an absentee ballot application in one of the following ways: on-line, by mail, in person or by agent delivery.

We encourage voters to submit absentee ballot application early.

  • Your ballot will be mailed to you 46 days prior to the election date.
  • If we receive your absentee application after that date, you will receive your ballot by mail within 5 business days of receipt of the application.
  • You should allow enough time to complete the application, have your ballot mailed to you, vote your ballot and return it to Washington County via mail to our office by 3 p.m. on Election Day.
  • You cannot drop off your voted ballot at your precinct on Election Day.
  • You cannot drop off your voted ballot at Washington County on Election Day.
  • Click here to apply online


Military and Overseas Voters

If you are in the military, a spouse or their dependents who are U.S. citizens and residents of Minnesota or those voters who are overseas should complete the FPCA application:

                  1. Click here to complete the online FPCA absentee ballot application
                  2. Click on the FPCA absentee ballot application below and mail, fax or email it to Washington County.

Military and Overseas Absentee Ballot Application Form

Voting in person for Primary and General Elections is available at any of these Washington County locations 46 days prior to Election Day;

Cottage Grove Service Center

13000 Ravine Parkway S., Cottage Grove MN 55016

Headwaters Service Center

19955 Forest Road N., Forest Lake MN 55025

Woodbury Service Center

2150 Radio Drive, Woodbury MN 55125

Washington County Government Center

14949 62nd St N, Stillwater MN 55082   


In person voting hours:

  • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday before the election, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • Monday before the election from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Agent Delivery 

During the seven days preceding an election and until 2 p.m. on election day, an eligible voter who is a patient of a health care facility; a resident in a residential facility, shelter for battered women, or assisted living facility; or an individual who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons or have a disability may designate an agent to deliver the ballots to the voter from the County Auditor.

Your designated agent can bring your application to any of the Washington County Service Centers or to the Government Center in Stillwater to receive your ballot.

Contact Washington County at (651) 430-6175 / for more information.