To vote by mail, you need to submit an application for an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot online through the Office of the Secretary of State. You can pick up an official application for an absentee ballot from the Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services office in City Hall or from Hennepin County Elections in the Hennepin County Government Center.
Absentee Ballot Applications are also available in multiple languages to download and print off to submit in person, or via mail, email, or fax:
Deadline for returning absentee ballots on Election Day
Remember to request your absentee ballot at least 7 days before Election Day to allow yourself time to complete the absentee voting process. Your ballot will be sent to you along with a postage-paid envelope for you to return it by mail. If you choose to return it by mail, it MUST be received by Election Day in order to be counted.
Absentee ballots returned by the United States Postal Service (USPS) or a commercial package delivery service (FedEx, UPS, etc.) must be received by the city election office by 8 p.m. Election Day.
Absentee ballots returned to the city election office by the voter or an agent of the voter (another person authorized by the voter to act on the voter's behalf) must be received by 3 p.m. on Election Day.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the address on the return envelope at the city election office in City Hall. On Election Day, voters who have not yet returned a requested absentee ballot may choose to go to the polls to vote, but CANNOT deliver an absentee ballot to a polling place.
Permanent and ongoing absentee ballot status (Recurring Absentee)