Early voting starts Sept. 23

Starting Sept. 23, any voter can vote early by mail or in person at one of four locations around the city. Minneapolis voters are among the first in the nation with an opportunity to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election. Any eligible voter in Minneapolis may vote early. Standard hours throughout the absentee voting period are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. During the final two weeks before the election, these hours will be extended and include weekend times. 

Early in-person voting is convenient. It especially helps voters who need special accommodations, such as language support, that the extra time, attention and onsite resources of early in-person voting afford more readily than the polls might on Election Day.

Voters may vote early by mail or in person.

In-person locations are:
• Downtown Early Vote Center, 217 S. Third St.
• North Early Vote Center, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., in the Minneapolis Urban League building.
• South Early Vote Center, 1860 E. 28th St., in the former Roof Depot building.
• Northeast Early Vote Center, 2516 Central Ave. NE in the Water Bar building.

Early voters may choose any of the four locations. All of these locations meet state and federal polling place accessibility standards. In-person absentee voting is no longer at City Hall. The new sites allow more privacy and easier access for voters than the City Hall Rotunda did.

Early voters can save time by taking these three steps

  1. Making sure they’re registered to vote, or pre-registering. Voters can register or check the status of their registrations at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/register. The last day to pre-register for the general election is Oct. 18.
  2. Downloading and completing the absentee ballot application form in advance and bringing it when voting. Find the request form at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/absentee.
  3. Looking at a sample ballot ahead of time and even bringing it to refer to when voting. Voters will be voting for more than just president; sample ballots show voters everything that will be on their ballot and are available at vote.minneapolismn.gov/voters/ballot.
Early Voting FAQ

Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415