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Absentee Data


Data about absentee voting in Minnesota is listed below.

State General Election Absentee Counts

The table below lists counts of absentee applications and accepted ballots for the 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.

Statewide Counts

  • Applications submitted (9/29/22): 286,324
  • Accepted ballots (9/29/22): 11,380
  
Absentee Counts by County as of September 29, 2022
County Applications Submitted  Accepted Ballots
Aitkin 5,432 47
Anoka 8,235 555
Becker 2,430 33
Beltrami 812 0
Benton 1,460 20
Big Stone 1,655 0
Blue Earth 8,153 96
Brown 3,152 46
Carlton 3,089 3
Carver 2,909 253
Cass 7,119 35
Chippewa 138 5
Chisago 1,125 0
Clay 4,165 133
Clearwater 557 0
Cook 114 15
Cottonwood 97 7
Crow Wing 4,457 162
Dakota 15,252 931
Dodge 231 0
Douglas 2,151 197
Faribault 1,070 11
Fillmore 2,607 25
Freeborn 2,069 147
Goodhue 1,336 108
Grant 3,167 0
Hennepin 53,543 4,545
Houston 343 12
Hubbard 1,775 64
Isanti 681 66
Itasca 9,764 55
Jackson 1,896 12
Kanabec 201 0
Kandiyohi 696 41
Kittson 1,783 1
Koochiching 2,219 60
Lac Qui Parle 2,037 3
Lake 750 0
Lake Of The Woods 8 2
Le Sueur 4,679 16
Lincoln 56 5
Lyon 3,128 24
McLeod 446 40
Mahnomen 1,542 0
Marshall 4,214 0
Martin 1,624 2
Meeker 2,838 42
Mille Lacs 927 0
Morrison 1,339 0
Mower 3,148 0
Murray 1,903 1
Nicollet 3,650 71
Nobles 2,857 6
Norman 2,535 0
Olmsted 5,907 178
Otter Tail 1,385 54
Pennington 997 9
Pine 1,877 51
Pipestone 72 5
Polk 5,413 0
Pope 2,258 11
Ramsey 22,502 1,275
Red Lake 1,465 0
Redwood 174 18
Renville 180 0
Rice 1,449 107
Rock 80 0
Roseau 3,158 10
St. Louis 9,852 77
Scott 3,408 115
Sherburne 1,644 0
Sibley 117 18
Stearns 8,700 177
Steele 457 77
Stevens 2,560 0
Swift 15 0
Todd 280 33
Traverse 963 3
Wabasha 1,704 25
Wadena 236 16
Waseca 50 0
Washington 8,804 1,034
Watonwan 2,384 4
Wilkin 50 1
Winona 1,615 0
Wright 2,537 182
Yellow Medicine 78 3

Absentee Data for Past Elections

Information about key absentee ballot metrics for past elections is in the table below. Additional information is available in the spreadsheet below. The data also includes mail ballots for precincts that vote by mail. Last updated 9/30/22.

Statewide Absentee Summary Data
Absentee Ballot Counts 2022 State Primary 2020 State General 2020 State Primary 2020 Presidential Primary 2018 State General 2018 State Primary 2016 State General 2016 State Primary
Transmitted 275.851 2,193,411 867,123 249,701 730,875 226,263 742,021 108,658
Returned 161.662 1,929,945 555,998 155,255 652,053 149,274 689,228 44,504
Accepted 155.097 1,909,701 543,665 145,824 638,581 143,975 676,722 42,079
Rejected 6.542 20,240 12,229 9,388 13,468 5,200 12,461 2,390

Download a spreadsheet of statewide absentee voting statistics 2014-2022

Data for past elections is also available through the Election Administration & Voting Survey.