Vote now or by Nov. 8
The day is almost here for you to get out and vote if you've not already done so.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the timing of election day and the Wadena Pioneer Journal's deadline both on Tuesday and the inability to adjust our printing schedule, the Wadena Pioneer Journal will not have results from the 2022 general election in the Thursday, Nov. 10 edition. They will be printed in the Thursday, Nov. 17 edition. Look for results from the election as soon as results are in at wadenapj.com and click on our ELECTION 2022 tab for all the coverage. Many local results are typically published election night.
WADENA — The time for voters to decide who they want representing them in local, county, state and federal elected offices has begun and will continue until the polls close on the general election at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8.
City of Wadena residents will vote during the general election at the Maslowki Wellness and Research Center. If you live outside of this area, plan to visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to find out the location of your polling place. Wadena County has 14 vote locations including 23 in-person precincts and two mail ballot precincts.
Absentee voting for the Nov. 8 general election started Friday, Sept. 23. Voters who wish to vote early may come to the Wadena County Courthouse on Jefferson Street in Wadena during regular business hours.
Residents can vote by absentee ballot in person at the Auditor/treasurer/ elections office on the upper floor. You can also view a sample ballot at the courthouse or at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/whats-on-my-ballot
In-person voting hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 7. Additional voting hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.
For more information, call Wadena County Elections at 218-632-7792.
Voters must be registered to vote in Minnesota and registrations must be updated whenever a voter's name or address changes or if a voter does not vote at least once during a four-year period. Voters can check their registration status and register or update their status online at mnvotes.gov. Minnesota does allow voters to register at the polls on Election Day, but voters must provide identification and proof of residence if they are registering at the polls. Information on the acceptable proofs of residence can also be found at mnvotes.gov.