Voting from home in Minnesota is easy!

Voting from home in Minnesota is easy!

Nearly 60% of votes in the 2020 election were cast before election day. That’s because Minnesotans know that voting by mail is a quick, convenient, and safe way to make your voice heard. All you need to do is fill out the form below and request your mail-in ballot. We’ll deliver your application to elections officials once completed.

Ballots for the Primary election start going out on June 24, so make sure you apply today!

We recommend that you provide both your Minnesota issued driver’s license number or Minnesota issued ID card AND the last 4 of your Social Security just to make sure your application is accepted. Thank you for being a voter!

To apply to vote by mail, fill out the form below! If you’re more comfortable with an application in another language, please follow the appropriate link under the form:

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Frequently Asked Questions on Vote By Mail

What is vote by mail?

Vote by mail allows you to cast your ballot from the comfort of your own home, as long as you request your mail-in ballot in time. 

Do I need to give a reason to request a mail-in ballot?

No, all Minnesota voters can request a mail-in ballot.

Why should I request a mail-in ballot?

Voting early by mail is an easy way to make sure that your voice is heard. If something comes up on Election Day your vote will already be cast!

What if I decide I want to vote on Election Day?

As long as you have not cast your mail-in ballot, you can still change your mind and vote at the polls. You’ll just need to leave your mail-in ballot at home. 

What do I need to do to make sure my vote counts?

Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.

You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.

Mail the ballot and any additional forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.

Why are we requesting ballots instead of voter registration?

Ballot requests come with voter registration forms for those who haven’t registered or need to update their voter registration. 

What will you do with my mail-in ballot request form?

We will return your mail-in ballot application request form to the Office of Minnesota Secretary of State or your local elections office within 10 business days of receipt.

When will I receive my mail-in ballot?

If you requested your mail-in ballot prior to the voting period, it will be mailed to you when voting begins for that election, 46 Days before the election for which the ballot was requested. Early voting for the primary begins on June 24. For the General Election, early voting begins on September 23.

Can I track the status of my mail-in ballot?

Yes. Go to https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx 

I have more questions, where can I direct them?

We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to write to [email protected] with any questions!