ST. CLOUD - Absentee voting is open in the St. Cloud area school district for the $167 million bond referendum.

The voting opened on September 18th. Election day for the referendum is on November 3rd. The $167 million referendum includes $113.8 million to build a new Tech High School and $46.5 million to update Apollo High School. The remaining money will be used to update district technology ($2.5 million) and security at eight area schools ($4.2 million).

As of last year, voters no longer need a reason to vote early by absentee ballot. You can click here for a ballot. Absentee voting can be done in person at the district administration office:

St. Cloud Area School District 742
District Administration Office, Business Services Department
1000 N. 44th Ave., Suite 100
St. Cloud, MN 56303 

To vote absentee by mail, you can download a ballot and mail, fax or email it to:

St. Cloud Area School District 742
District Administration Office, Business Services Department
1000 N. 44th Ave., Suite 100
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Fax: 320-529-4342

Email: christine.hatch@isd742.org 

Voters can deliver their ballots in person until 3:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots sent through mail must be received by 8:00 p.m. on election day.

If you're voting on November 3rd, you can find where to vote by clicking here.

If the referendum passes, the district hopes to start construction in the fall of 2016, with the goal of opening the new high school in the fall of 2018.