Absentee voting means voting by mail or in person before Election Day, instead of at the polling place. Absentee ballots are ready 46 days before an election. Beginning with the August 12, 2014 Primary Election, any voter may vote absentee.
However, voters in the military and those residing outside the United States who wish to vote absentee must use a different process.
Requesting an Absentee Ballot
Returning an Absentee BallotOnce a voter receives their ballot in the mail, they should follow the instructions carefully. Voters need to have a notary or a registered Minnesota voter sign their envelope as a witness. The notary can be from any state. To return their absentee ballot, a voter can:
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