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Absentee voting for August 9 Primary begins today!

June 24, 2016


Minnesotans can now cast their ballots early for the August 9 Primary Election by voting absentee by mail or in-person! This is the first presidential-election year where Minnesotans no longer need an excuse to vote absentee—a reform also known as no-excuses absentee voting. 

If you plan to vote absentee in-person, you can vote at your county election office. Additionally, some cities and towns are offering in-person absentee voting as well. 

If you plan to vote absentee by mail, you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you quickly and easily using the online application.

Voters can also request an absentee ballot by downloading the “2016 Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application” and returning it to their county election office by email, mail, or fax. Absentee Ballot Application forms are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Khmer, and Amharic.

For more information on important deadlines, military and overseas voters, and how to track your ballot, click here.

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