Voting during COVID-19

Keep yourself, other voters, and election workers safe.

What to expect this year

Our next scheduled election is the 2021 Municipal Election on November 2. A lot can change between now and when early voting begins on September 17. We're planning to serve voters safely and securely, no matter the environment we're in. Throughout our elections in 2020, we learned that we're ready for any challenge! We want you to stay safe while exercising your right to vote this year.

You continue to have three different voting options:

  1. You may choose to vote by mail to reduce your risk of exposure. All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail for any reason. The process to apply for a mail ballot is a little different this year. Plan ahead and get your application in early! Apply for a 2021 Minneapolis mail ballot 
  2. You can vote early in-person at our Early Vote Center. We'll be open for voting from September 17 through November 1. Here you can register to vote, use an accessible voting machine, and get help from one of our bilingual election staff members.
  3. Finally, you can choose to vote on Election Day (Nov. 2) at your assigned polling place. 

Whatever voting option is right for you this year, we'll be here to serve you. We'll continue to assess the health and safety of our staff and voters and will post any updated voting recommendations as the year progresses. 

Polling places follow COVID-19 guidelines

For the 2020 elections, we created and followed specific COVID-19 polling place protocols. These recommended guidelines provided a safe and healthy environment for all voters and election judges.

View the 2020 Minneapolis COVID-19 polling place protocols

We are continually planning for our scheduled November 2, 2021 election. If COVID-19 safety measures are still in place, we will likely follow similar protocols as used in 2020. 


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Elections & Voter Services





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