Ballot Tracker

Have you mailed in your ballot and wondering if it was received on time and will be counted? The Secretary of State has a site where you can check your status to make sure you’re counted in this election.

Visit here to check your status.

Virtual Debate Forum

Dear friends,

As we enter the remaining days until the November 3rd election we warmly invite you to attend what will most likely be the final debate between candidates.

We hope you can join, ask questions, and participate.

Tomorrow, Friday 7-8pm 


Scheduled Events Update

Candidate Forum Thursday, October 1 at Grand View Lodge.

For details, contact Details Matt Kilian, President, Brainerd Lakes Chamber – 218-822-7111

Televised Debate on Lakeland Public TV

Thursday, October 8th 7 p.m. – MN Congressional 7th District – Collin Peterson & Michelle Fischback 8 p.m.

– MN Senate District 9 – Paul Gazelka & A. John Peters 9 p.m.

– MN House District 9A – John Poston & Alex Hering

Early In-Person Voting Begins September 18th.

Minnesota allows early voting by absentee ballot to all registered voters beginning on Friday, September 18 up until Monday, November 2.

Not registered to vote? No problem! You can register in-person with proof of residency at your local elections office.

Please vist the Minnesota Secretary of State page HERE for more information.

Candidate Meet & Greet – Alex Hering and John Peters

  • Weds 8/26 Facebook and YouTube live Q and A Health Care 7 PM
  • Sat 8/29 Staples drive through parade. 3-5 PM, Setup at 1
  • Sunday 8/30 Farmers Union Annual Mtg, Clarissa Park 2-4 PM
  • Weds 9/2 Staples Meet and greet with Alex. Staples Pine Grove Park, 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday 9/3 Wadena Meet and Greet with Alex, 6 PM – 7:30 PM. Stoney Brook park Pavilion 2
  • Friday 9/4 Long Prairie. Lake Charlotte large Pavilion Meet and Greet/ voter registration information. All are welcome! Setup at noon available until 8PM. Spanish Interpreters available hosted by Esmerelda Estrada and John Peters
  • Sunday 9/20 Vote early celebration and volunteer appreciation at John Peters House 33854 251st Avenue, Browerville, MN 56438 RSVP please

Your Congressman – Collin Peterson

Collin Peterson is our Congressman for Minnesota’s Congressional District 7. Congressman Peterson has worked very hard over the years to represent all of his constituents fairly and with integrity.

Did you know that Congressman Peterson is the Chairman of the House Agricultural Committee and that our district is one of the largest agricultural producing districts in the country?

If you’d like to learn more about him, his past voting record, what services his office offers (flag requests, assistance with a Federal Agency, or Military Academy Nominations, to name a few), newsletter sign up, contact information and more, visit his website here.

Feel free to reach out to him with any questions or concerns you may have. Effective democracy only works when we bring attention to what’s needed to our elected officials.

August 11, 2020 – Primary Election Day

Tomorrow is Minnesota’s Primary Election Day.

If you haven’t mailed in your absentee ballot please do so or if you prefer, you may visit your designated polling location. Hours may vary but typically are from 7AM to 8PM.

COVID-19 precautions are being utilized at polling locations for everyone’s health and safety.

If by chance you’re not registered to vote, don’t let that prohibit you from voting. You may register and vote on the same day!

Here’s the link to the Minnesota’s Secretory of State – Elections and Voting page. From here you can find your polling location, track the status of your absentee ballot if you mailed yours in, see a sample ballot, as well as much more useful information.

Absentee Voting is Underway!

Absentee voting is SAFE and SECURE!

Absentee voting is currently available for all eligible Todd County Voters at the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s office for the upcoming Primary Election on August 11th, 2020.

For this upcoming primary and general election, registered MN voters DO NOT need a witness signature.

Persons may request their absentee
ballot online at

For more information vist: Todd County Voting