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Absentee Data


Data about current and past absentee voting in Minnesota is listed below.

General Election Absentee Counts

The table below lists counts of absentee applications and accepted ballots for the 2020 State General Election. This data also includes mail ballots initialized by counties for precincts that vote by mail. The data is current as of the date shown. Data will be updated every Friday before the 2020 State General Election.

Statewide Counts

  • Applications submitted (10/16/20): 1,655,912
  • Accepted ballots (10/16/20): 911,385

Absentee Counts by County as of October 16, 2020
County Applications Submitted  Accepted Ballots
Aitkin 8,016 3,834
Anoka 87,879 53,688
Becker 7,808 3,755
Beltrami 11,157 5,160
Benton 6,659 3,572
Big Stone 2,454 1,087
Blue Earth 19,814 10,764
Brown 9,183 3,921
Carlton 10,218 5,210
Carver 28,208 15,029
Cass 14,930 6,096
Chippewa 3,477 1,627
Chisago 10,810 6,302
Clay 15,472 8,528
Clearwater 1,317 720
Cook 3,646 1,853
Cottonwood 1,434 867
Crow Wing 23,464 10,073
Dakota 125,979 73,125
Dodge 2,883 1,549
Douglas 13,987 6,698
Faribault 3,145 1,399
Fillmore 5,340 1,908
Freeborn 11,406 4,581
Goodhue 9,236 5,749
Grant 3,482 1,127
Hennepin 473,779 277,157
Houston 5,122 2,561
Hubbard 8,214 4,082
Isanti 6,503 3,763
Itasca 15,818 6,644
Jackson 3,031 995
Kanabec 2,506 1,495
Kandiyohi 7,795 4,446
Kittson 2,269 1,124
Koochiching 3,890 2,323
Lac Qui Parle 2,648 397
Lake 2,870 1,865
Lake Of The Woods 2,244 823
Le Sueur 8,517 3,890
Lincoln 648 294
Lyon 7,533 3,046
McLeod 10,436 4,275
Mahnomen 1,910 518
Marshall 4,875 2,105
Martin 5,175 2,347
Meeker 5,338 2,051
Mille Lacs 4,248 2,049
Morrison 9,778 4,181
Mower 10,527 5,149
Murray 2,928 943
Nicollet 10,923 5,180
Nobles 5,518 2,588
Norman 3,224 832
Olmsted 48,474 27,122
Otter Tail 10,611 7,083
Pennington 2,769 1,394
Pine 6,239 3,527
Pipestone 3,193 1,053
Polk 10,941 5,579
Pope 3,072 1,594
Ramsey 174,076 104,756
Red Lake 1,625 807
Redwood 1,952 1,290
Renville 2,280 1,078
Rice 14,398 9,205
Rock 3,153 846
Roseau 6,682 1,763
St. Louis 51,525 28,055
Scott 35,063 19,538
Sherburne 16,773 5,932
Sibley 5,439 1,871
Stearns 36,841 18,377
Steele 6,397 3,937
Stevens 3,813 1,542
Swift 3,261 1,355
Todd 2,583 1,580
Traverse 1,430 689
Wabasha 4,145 2,565
Wadena 2,193 1,177
Waseca 3,480 1,721
Washington 79,985 48,971
Watonwan 3,293 1,370
Wilkin 2,223 817
Winona 10,074 5,914
Wright 25,451 12,752
Yellow Medicine 2,807 780

 

Absentee Data for Past Elections

Information about key absentee ballot metrics for past elections is in the table below.

Statewide Absentee Summary Data
Absentee Ballot Counts 2020 State Primary 2020 Presidential Primary 2018 State General 2018 State Primary 2016 State General 2016 State Primary
Transmitted 867,094 249,700 730,875 226,263 742,021 108,658
Returned 555,415 155,230 652,053 149,274 689,722 44,504
Accepted 543,648 145,823 638,581 143,975 676,722 42,079
Rejected 11,672 9,367 13,468 5,200 12,461 2,390