Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Welcome to Pennington County, Minnesota.

Notice of Mail Ballot Procedures 2024 Presidential Nomination Primary

The following precincts located in Pennington County have elected to vote by mail ballot procedure in statewide elections as authorized under Minnesota Statues 204B.45. All other precincts vote at their designated polling places on election day.

Townships                              Cities
Black River Kratka                  Goodridge
Bray Mayfield                         St. Hilaire
Cloverleaf Numedal
Deer Park Reiner
Goodridge River Falls

For the 2024 Presidential Nomination Primary election (PNP) the election date and the corresponding date that ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in the mail ballot precincts are:

Presidential Nomination Primary Election: March 5th, 2024

Ballot Mailing Dates: January 19th – February 20th, 2024

Each voter registered by February 13th, 2024 for the Presidential Nomination Primary Election, will be mailed a ballot automatically.

Eligible voters not pre-registered by the dates noted, or pre-registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address may contact the County Auditor’s Office by phone, mail or in person for an absentee ballot application.

If you receive a ballot but are no longer a resident in the Mail Ballot precinct, you cannot use the ballot and vote this option. You must re-register at your new residence and vote at your correct precinct.

All ballots may be returned by mail (a postage prepaid return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed), or may be delivered in person, or delivered by designated agent to:

Pennington County Auditor-Treasurer
101 Main Avenue North
P.O. Box 616
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Ballots must be received no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In addition to the normal hours, extended hours for mail ballot voting are:

Presidential Nomination Primary Election: Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, March 4th, 2024 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;

The polling place for this election will be at the Pennington County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office.

The polls will be open:

Presidential Nomination Primary Election: Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At least one Omniballot ballot-marker will be available at that polling place that permit persons with disabilities to vote privately and independently and that permit any voter to submit their ballot to be automatically checked and corrected for voting errors prior to being cast and counted.

All mail ballots will be counted at the Pennington County Courthouse after 8:00 p.m. on March 5th, 2024.

Additional information is available by contacting the Pennington County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at (218) 683-7000.


Jennifer Herzberg
Pennington County Auditor Treasurer


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