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Early Voting happening now!


Early Voting begins in MN on Sept. 23rd, 2016

Don't want to wait in line on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2016)? Then Early Voting (Absentee) is made just for you!

All voters in Minnesota may now choose to vote before Election Day by absentee ballot without providing a reason. You can vote by mail, or you can vote early in-person, starting 46 days before each election. For the general election, early voting starts on Friday, Sept. 23, by mail or in person.

Resident of Minneapolis? During the early voting period, Minneapolis voters can vote in-person at any of these locations during designated voting hours:

Downtown: 217 S. Third St.
North: 2100 Plymouth Ave. N. (Minneapolis Urban League building)
South: 1860 E. 28th St. (Roof Depot building)
Northeast: 2516 Central Ave NE (Water Bar building)

Not in Minneapolis? You can vote in person at your county election office. Some cities and towns are offering in-person absentee voting for the 2016 primary and general elections.

Want to vote by mail? 

If you want to vote by mail, request an absentee ballot by completing an absentee ballot application online or as a paper form. You can request a ballot for the Primary or General Election, or both. Primary ballots are being sent out now, with a 24 hour turnaround time to get a ballot put in the mail once the application is received by Elections & Voter Services. Requested ballots for the General Election will be mailed out beginning Friday, Sept. 23, 46 days before the election.

You can apply online or submit an absentee ballot application by mail, email, fax, or in person. Apply online to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. For addt'l information click HERE.

For additional Early Voting/Absentee information (Military/Overseas, absentee ballots picked up/dropped off by another person via agent delivery, absentee voting resources) -- click HERE.