Early & Absentee Voting

Minnesota provides early and absentee voting. These options provide voters with greater flexibility to vote from their home or to skip lines at polling locations. These are also a great option for anyone worried they will be unable to vote due to other commitments on election day.  

In addition to their convenience, early & absentee voting are great options to prevent a voter’s exposure to COVID-19 through the election.

In-Person Early Voting

At many polling locations Minnesota voters can begin voting early in-person starting 46 days before an election. The first day to vote early in the general election is, Friday, September 16th and the last day will be Monday, November 2nd. To figure out the hours your polling location is open, check with your city clerk’s office.  

You can find more information here.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is another method to voting early.  Voters can request an absentee ballot online or in-person. Requesting an absentee ballot online can be done in under five minutes if you are already registered to vote. Voters can track the status of their ballot and vote conveniently and safely from home. This option also provides the ability for a voter to take more time understanding their ballot. Absentee ballots must be at least postmarked the day of or before the election to be counted.

You can find more information here.


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