Reminder: Persons transporting voters to the polls must not in any way try to induce or persuade voters about their candidate or ballot selections on Election Day.
If you or anyone voting needs assistance for any reason on Election Day or when casting an in-person absentee ballot, you may:
The election judges or other individuals who assist a voter may not request, persuade, induce, or attempt to persuade or induce the voter to vote for any particular political party or candidate. An individual assisting a voter may not reveal to anyone the name of any candidate for whom the voter has voted or anything that took place while assisting the voter.
You can bring a family member, friend, neighbor or anyone you choose to help you vote. The only exception is that you can't get help from your employer, your union or a candidate for office.
Your assistant can help you in all parts of the voting process, including in the voting booth. However, helpers can only physically mark ballots for up to three voters in an election. You can show your ballot privately to an election judge to check that it is correctly marked.
Like election judges, helpers are not allowed to influence your vote or share how you vote with others.See Minnesota Statute 204C.15 and the Voter Assistance fact sheet for more information about how you get assistance when voting.
Voters unable to enter a polling place may register and vote without leaving their vehicle. If you or someone you are with at a polling place would like to use curbside voting, notify a volunteer or an election judge.
When you use curbside voting, an election judge will ask for your name as the voter, and will look up in the roster to verify whether or not you are already registered and that you have not already voted by absentee ballot. Then, a team of two election judges will:
Voter registration and absentee ballot instructions are available in alternate formats through Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-5151, TTY 612-348-3461.
Many materials are also available in additional languages. Throughout this site, materials are linked in multiple languages as available, and all such materials are also available on the Language Support page.
If you need materials provided by the City of Minneapolis in an alternative format please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737 or email NCR@minneapolismn.gov. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 311 or 612-673-3000. TTY users may call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
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All voters in Minnesota may choose to vote by absentee ballot without any excuse. You may request an absentee ballot for the next upcoming election at any time or may apply to automatically receive absentee balloting materials for every election. Requests for absentee balloting materials are taken year-round, and ballots are mailed out to voters beginning 46 days prior to the next regularly scheduled election. In-person absentee voting is also available at the Early Vote Center located at 217 S Third St., one block from City Hall, during the absentee balloting period.
Get more information on Voting by Absentee Ballot prior to Election Day.
Contact Minneapolis 311 Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., weekends 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.