Election Administration


The Auditor's Office is responsible for administering Federal, State, and County elections. These duties include the maintenance of the Voter Registration System, candidate filing, training of election judges, providing oversight on polling place issues for all precincts, ordering ballots and supplies for all precincts, tabulation of election night results, and conducting canvassing. 

Remaining 2023 Elections:

  • May 9th - Primary Election - Winona County Commissioner District 3 Special Election to fill the vacancy. 
    • ****Update: Watch UNOFFICAL results live here.***
    • Precincts within Commissioner District 3 include: Altura, Elba, Elba Twp, Goodview P2B, Hillsdale Twp, Minneiska, Minnesota City, Mount Vernon Twp, Norton Twp, Rollingstone, Rollingstone Twp, St Charles, St Charles Twp, Saratoga Twp, Stockton, & Whitewater Twp. An interactive map can be found here.
    • Sample Ballot *Note: The names will not appear in the same order on every ballot.
    • To find your polling place, enter your address into this polling place finder.
    • Absentee/early voting will take place at the Auditor-Treasurer's office within the Winona County Office Building at 202 W. 3rd Street, Winona, MN 55987. All voters wanting to vote early need to fill out a ballot application. We have them available at our office or you can complete one in advance.
    • Starting on March 24th, Absentee/early Hours will be 8am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri , 10am-3pm Saturday May 6th, and 8am - 5pm on Monday May 8th.
    • If you would like a ballot by mail, fill out this application and return/send it to Winona County Auditor-Treasurer, 202 W. 3rd Street, Winona, MN 55987. You can also complete a ballot application online here. *Please only submit one ballot application - paper OR online.
    • Call (507) 457-8830 or email elections@co.winona.mn.us for more information.
    • Canvas of this special primary election will take place in the board room of the County Office Building at 202 W 3rd street, Winona, MN 55987 at 9 a.m on Friday, May 12th, 2023.
  • Aug 8th - General Election - Winona County Commissioner District 3 Special Election to fill the vacancy (Same precincts as listed above.)
    • Mt. Vernon Twp will also have an additional question on the ballot for August 8th election.