Mail ballot deadline changed

Due to a court decision, all mail ballots must now be received by Election Day to count. Return your ballot ASAP at an in-person drop-off location. Do not mail your ballot back.

Before you go

How it works

  • Our drop-off locations are outdoors and typically in parking lots.
  • You will have a short interaction with an election official. The election official will look over your signature envelope to make sure everything is filled out and signed. Your ballot envelope will then be placed into a locked box.
  • Please wear a face-covering.
  • Keep a six-foot distance between yourself and others as much as possible.
  • We can only take ballots from Minneapolis residents.

Deadline

Deadline to drop off your ballot is 3 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

See how to return your ballot by mail or delivery service

Can I drop off a ballot for someone else?

Yes, but there are limits. Here are the rules:

  • You can drop off ballots for a maximum of three others (not counting your own ballot).
  • You will need to show ID with your name and signature. You will also fill out some simple paperwork.

Do I need to bring ID?

You only need to bring ID if you are dropping off someone else's ballot (see above). 

Can I drop off my ballot at my polling place on Election Day?

No. This is not allowed under Minnesota law. All of our drop off locations below will be open to receive ballots on Election Day until the 3 p.m. deadline. After 3 p.m. you can vote at your polling place. If you vote in-person, your mail ballot will be canceled and will not count (even if we receive it later).

Drop-off map

Choose from 13 different sites. All site details are below.

North

Victory Memorial Ice Arena Parking Lot

1900 42nd Ave N
Minneapolis MN 55412

Get directions

Victory Memorial Ice parking lot at 1900 42nd Ave N

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

UROC Parking Lot

2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis MN 55411

Get directions

Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center at 2001 Plymouth Ave N

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

Early voting begins Oct. 27 across the street at the Minneapolis Urban League.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Northeast

Firefighters Hall & Museum Parking Lot

664 22nd Ave NE 
Minneapolis MN 55418

Get directions

Firefighters Hall & Museum parking lot at 664 22nd Ave NE

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services

Parking lot
980 Hennepin Ave. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Get directions

Outdoor tent for voters to return their mail ballot at

Site details

Park and bring your ballot to the tent located on the southern end of the building. 

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off
  • Early voting

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Hours

Drop-off hours are below. See early voting hours for this location.

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day hours (Nov. 3):

University of Minnesota Area

Northrop Memorial Auditorium

84 Church St SE 
Minneapolis MN 55455

Get directions

The front entrance of Northrop Memorial Auditorium on the UMN campus

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View Early Voting locations. 

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Downtown

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Get directions

The Minneapolis Convention Center

Site details

The tent will be located on Second Ave and 12th St. You can either drive through or walk your ballot up. If using the drive-thru, enter on First and Second Ave. If walking a ballot up, park along 12th St. and walk over to the tent. 

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Weekdays (Oct. 19 to Oct. 30) from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sundays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hennepin County Elections

Hennepin County Government Center
300 6th St. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55487

Get directions

Hennepin County Elections located at 300 South 6th St

Site details

You can drop off your ballot inside OR outside. The inside location is on the skyway level of the Hennepin County Government Center. The outside drive thru drop-off is located at 625 S. Fourth Ave (between Sixth and Seventh St.). View a map of the outside drop-off.

Services

  • Early voting
  • Mail ballot drop-off

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Any Hennepin County resident

Hours

Now thru Oct. 23

  • Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
  • Closed on weekends

Extended and Saturday hours Oct. 24 - Nov. 2

Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day hours (Nov. 3):

Whittier and Phillips Area

Kmart Parking Lot

10 W Lake St
Minneapolis MN 55408

Get directions

The parking lot at 10 W Lake St

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Longfellow Area

Longfellow Park Recreation Center

3435 36th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Get directions

South Early Vote Center, located at Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave. S

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only.

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off
  • Early voting (begins Oct. 27)

Hours

Drop-off hours are below. See early voting hours for this location

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day hours (Nov. 3):
    • No early voting; vote at your polling place
    • Ballot drop-off from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Uptown Area

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church Parking Lot

3450 Irving Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55408

Get directions

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church parking lot at 3450 Irving Ave S

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Powderhorn Area

Bethel Lutheran Church Parking Lot

4120 S 17th Ave
Minneapolis MN 55407

Get directions

Bethel Lutheran Church exterior

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Southwest

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Parking Lot

5025 Knox Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55419

Get directions

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church parking lot at 5025 Knox Ave S

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nokomis Area

Bossen Field Park Parking Lot

5701 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis MN 55417
Field parking lot is on the south side of park off 58th St

Get directions

Bossen Field Park parking lot at 5701 S 28th Ave

Who can drop-off their ballot here

Minneapolis residents only

Services

  • Mail ballot drop-off

This is NOT an early voting site. View early voting locations.

Hours

  • Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.