Absentee voting means voting by mail or in person before Election Day, instead of at the polling place. Absentee ballots are available 46 days before an election. Any eligible voter may choose to vote by absentee ballot for any reason.
1. Absentee Voting by Mail
All absentee voters must first complete an absentee ballot application. Fill out an online application, print a paper application, or call Hennepin County Elections at 612-348-5151 to have an application sent to you by mail. Return your application as early as possible by any of the following methods.
An absentee ballot will be mailed to you within two business days. The absentee ballot will contain voting instructions and a return envelope. Be sure to follow the absentee instructions very carefully and return the ballot as soon as possible.
2. Vote absentee in person
General Election - Maple Plain City Hall (Discovery Center - 5050 Independence Street)
3. Vote absentee in person at the downtown Hennepin County Government Center (300 South 6th Street, 012 Skyway Level, Minneapolis, MN 55487)
Absentee Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters
Persons living abroad or who are in the military can go to the Minnesota Votes website to obtain more absentee ballot information.