Ramsey County

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

If you live in Ramsey County here is specific information for you about how you can vote for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  

Voting starts on Friday, September 18.

How to vote before November 3

Vote by Mail

You can vote 100% by mail.  Simply request your ballot online, fill it out at home, and drop it in the mail.  It’s best to return it as soon as you can.

Click here to request your ballot online. 

Return Mail Ballot In Person

You can sign up to have a ballot mailed to you at home and then 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.

Absentee in-person voting sites

Beginning Sept. 18, Ramsey County voters may vote in-person by using an absentee ballot at three locations. Eligible voters may visit any location, regardless of their home address. Ballots do not need to be requested in advance.

For residents of Lauderdale, Maplewood, North St. Paul, St. Anthony, and Shoreview, you have additional options in your city.  Click on your city name for more information.

These sites are open Sept 18 – Nov. 2, 2020:


All locations will be open the following hours:

  • Weekdays Sept. 18 – Oct. 30: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The absentee in-person voting site at the Ramsey County Elections Office – Plato Building will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Additional sites opening Oct. 27

Additional in-person absentee voting sites will open Oct. 27. Locations and times will be posted when finalized.

Dropping off your absentee ballot

Ballots may be returned in person beginning Sept. 18 to any of the locations listed below. Locations are open through Nov. 2.

Voters may use any location regardless of home address. All ballots should be returned inside the building where an election judge will verify the voter information is complete. Ballots should not be placed in any document drop boxes or payment boxes at these locations.

Hours vary by location. Check the linked building information page for hours and directions for all locations except the New Brighton Community Center.


City-specific Information

The information below applies to residents of the specific community only.


In-person absentee voting is available at Lauderdale City Hall.  You may vote during our regular office hours – 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please budget 15-30 minutes for this process.  We would like to avoid bottlenecks so feel free to all in advance to see if there is a line.

If you complete your absentee ballot at home, you may mail it back in the envelope provided or return it to staff at City Hall and we will hand deliver it to Ramsey County elections staff.


Maplewood City Hall
1830 County Road B E
Maplewood, MN 55109

Monday through Friday – 8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday Before Election Day – 10 am to 3 pm
Monday Before Election Day – 8 am to 5 pm

North St. Paul

The City of North St. Paul will only accept applications for absentee ballots. The City will then forward the applications to Ramsey County. The City of North St. Paul will NOT accept any absentee ballots here at City Hall. All completed ballots must be either mailed or delivered to Ramsey County. There is no longer any actual absentee voting or early voting conducted at City Hall.

St. Anthony

Starting on Friday September 18th, you can vote early, in person, by absentee ballot in the Council Chambers.

In person early voting hours in the Council Chambers for the General Election:
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, October 31st 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday, November 2nd 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Ballot Drop Off
Shoreview City Hall
Drop box located outside for voters to return their own ballot 24/7

City hall front desk for voters returning a ballot for someone else: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Will need to sign a voucher.

Early Voting
Shoreview City Hall
4600 Victoria Street N, Shoreview, MN
8 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday


Changing your vote

If your voted absentee ballot has been accepted (this can be verified at mnvotes.org), you can ask the Elections Office to replace it until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for the general election.