Beginning with the August 12, 2014, primary election, eligible voters in Minnesota may choose to vote by absentee ballot for any reason. Absentee ballots can be requested at any time, and will be mailed out to voters 46 days prior to the next regularly scheduled election.
Absentee Ballot Applications in other languages from the Minnesota Secretary of State:
An official absentee ballot application may also be obtained from your city or county elections office.
Absentee ballot requests should be returned to:
Mail or in person:
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services
350 South 5th St, Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Requests are taken year-round. Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to a regularly scheduled election.
Follow the status of your absentee ballot:
Use the Absentee Ballot Lookup.
That's not a problem. You can apply for an absentee ballot and you will receive voter registration materials with your ballot.
Absentee Voters may vote in-person or by mail
Minneapolis City Hall
350 South 5th Street
Room 201 (second floor)
When absentee voting is being conducted at Minneapolis City Hall, no campaigning (campaign buttons, signs or clothing) is allowed in the building or within 100 feet. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Remember to allow at least 7 days between requesting your absentee ballot and completing the voting process.
If you are an active-duty uniformed service member (or the spouse or dependent of one) or a U.S. citizen living abroad permanently or temporarily, see the Minnesota Military and Overseas Voter Service for complete details on how to absentee vote. Be sure to allow plenty of time for this process.
Now available, active-duty uniformed service members, eligible spouses and dependents of such members, and other U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S. may complete an absentee ballot application online. This online service is available only to the identified eligible individuals who are able to provide an email address and an identification number from either a Minnesota-issued driver's license or Minnesota ID card, or the last four digits of their Social Security Number, or their U.S. Passport.
If you are an eligible voter who wishes to vote absentee on an ongoing basis, you may request to receive an application for an absentee ballot before each election by completing the Minnesota Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot Applications (pdf).
Special absentee balloting procedures are available to voters in hospital or health-care facilities. Call Minneapolis 311 or 612-673-3000, for additional information. TTY/TTD 612-673-2157
Starting the seven days before an election, the following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them: patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and nursing homes; residents of group homes; residents of battered women's shelters; residents of assisted living facilities; voters who are disabled; and voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons.
In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must:
To learn more, see the Agent Delivery Process flowchart (pdf).
Register now or update your information, all online.
Contact Minneapolis 311 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.