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.
Voters in the military and those residing outside the United States use a different process to vote absentee.
Requesting an Absentee Ballot
Returning an Absentee Ballot Once you receive your ballot in the mail, 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, you can:
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