Minnesota

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Minnesota will allow any registered voter to request a ballot. Follow the application steps below. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/VoterStatus.aspx




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received 1 day before Election Day (November 2, 2020). To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 13, 2020.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/





Where should I send my completed application?


Submit online or Return your completed application via mail, fax or as a scanned attachment to an email to your county election office. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10, 2020). To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office by 3 pm on Election Day. (November 3, 2020) It's a good idea to call and check first. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


You can return your ballot in person no later than 3 pm on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. Additional drop boxes may be added. Call your local election office to ask about locations and availability. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/ You may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on Election Day.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/






Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


September 18 - November 2, 2020




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/find-county-election-office/






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