League of Women Voters

Minnesota Absentee Ballot Process

There is no specific deadline to request an absentee ballot. Ballots are available 46 days before an election

Completed mail ballots must be received by your county auditor no later than the Election Day. Any voter may vote absentee in any election they choose.

With absentee voting, you can vote either in person before Election Day at a location designated by your county elections official or by mail. You must submit a written or online application to your county auditor. Call your county auditor for details. To vote by mail, fill out the form to request an absentee ballot. The ballot will then be mailed directly to you.

You do not need to be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. A voter registration application will be included in the materials. You must show your witness an accepted proof of residence when registering.

To find out where your absentee ballot is in the process, please use your state's absentee ballot lookup.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.


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