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Thank you for being a Minnesota voter and making sure your voice is heard this year!

If you live in Minnesota there are a number of options for how you can vote for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  

Voting started on Friday, September 18.  Starting on October 27, voters will be able to submit their ballot directly into counting machines at early vote locations.

How to vote before November 3

Return Mail Ballot In Person

If you signed up to have a ballot mailed to you at home, you can return it in-person to a ballot drop off location in your area.

This is a new option for 2020.  Call ahead to make sure this is an option in your community.

Vote Early In-Person

You can go to an early vote location and cast your ballot in-person before Election Day. You do not need to request a ballot by mail for this option.

Please click on the button for your county to get specific information for your area on how to vote before November 3.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I drop off my ballot at my polling location on Election Day?
    • No.  On Election Day, absentee ballots must be returned at your County’s election office by 3 p.m.  If you have additional questions, please contact your local elections office.
  • Can I drop off a ballot for someone else?
    • Yes, but there are limits. Here are the rules:
      • You can drop off ballots for a maximum of three others (not counting your own ballot).
      • You will need to show ID with your name and signature. You will also fill out some simple paperwork.
    • Can I change my vote?
      • If you voted absentee ballot has been accepted (this can be verified at, you can no longer change your vote.   The deadline for this was October 20.  If you have additional questions, please contact your local elections office.