Elections

  1. Passport Applications Processed by Appointment Only

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, passport application will only be accepted by appointment only. Passport photos cannot be processed at this time. Please call the Auditor's Office at 320-983-8310 to schedule an appointment. Read on...
  2. Property Tax Payment Period Extended to June 30, 2020

    The first half Property Taxes are still due on May 15, 2020, however at the County Board meeting on May 5, 2020, the County Board of Commissioners voted to abate (remove) penalties on current property tax payments... Read on...
  3. Notice of New Voting Equipment

    To the Clerks and voters of (All) Townships and Cities in the County of Mille Lacs, State of Minnesota: The State of Minnesota provided counties an opportunity to receive a Voting Equipment Grant (VEGA-2) to assist counties in upgrading... Read on...
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The Auditor-Treasurer is designated by the Secretary of State as Registrar of Voters, and chief custodian of official voter registration and election records. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The Auditor-Treasurer is responsible for conducting the primary and general elections during the even-numbered years, as well as any special county-wide elections. The Auditor-Treasurer is responsible for training election judges and officials, printing ballots, acting as filing officer for county races, distributing absentee ballots to those who will be unable to vote on Election Day, and tabulating the election results from the 25 precincts in the county. 

Canvass Board

The Auditor-Treasurer is also a member of the Canvass Board. The Canvass Board meets shortly after the election to review for accuracy the results of the election and to declare a winner.