Minnesota Secretary Of State - Have an agent pick up your ballot (agent delivery)
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Have an agent pick up your ballot (agent delivery)

In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This is called ‘agent delivery.’

To qualify for agent delivery, you must:

  • live in a
    • nursing home
    • assisted living facility
    • residential treatment center
    • group home
    • battered women's shelter
  • or, be hospitalized
  • or unable to go to the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or a disability.

Your agent must be at least 18 years old, have a pre-existing relationship with you and cannot be a candidate. An individual cannot be an agent of more than three voters in an election. The agent must show identification with their name and signature when returning a ballot. 

Give your agent a completed absentee ballot application (or PNP absentee ballot application for the presidential primary) and a request for agent delivery of absentee ballot form. Have your agent take both forms to the local election office to receive your ballot.

Your agent can pick up your ballot starting seven days before the election until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Your agent or someone else you designate must return your ballot to the same election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also return your ballot by mail, but election officials must receive your ballot on or before Election Day.