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Minnesota

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

August 13, 2024

Minnesota State Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: July 23, 2024 5:00PM CDT
  • In-Person: July 23, 2024 5:00PM CDT
  • Online: July 23, 2024 11:59PM CDT
  • Election Day Registration & Voting: August 13, 2024
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: August 12, 2024 (Recommended to request in advance to allow sufficient time for election officials to mail your ballot)
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: August 13, 2024
  • Hand delivered by: August 13, 2024 3:00PM CDT
  • Post received: August 13, 2024 8:00PM CST
Early Voting
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: June 28 – August 12, 2024 

November 5, 2024

Minnesota General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: October 15, 2024 5:00PM
  • In-Person: October 15, 2024 5:00PM
  • Online: October 15, 2024 11:59PM
  • Election Day Registration & Voting: November 5, 2024
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 4, 2024 (Recommended to request in advance to allow sufficient time for election officials to mail your ballot)
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 5, 2024
  • Hand delivered by: November 5, 2024 3:00PM
  • Post received: November 5, 2024 8:00PM
Early Voting
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: September 20 – November 4, 2024

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Absentee (Mail-in) Voting

There is no deadline for applying to vote absentee by mail in Minnesota, and ballots are available 46 days before an election. No excuse is needed to vote by mail/absentee in Minnesota.

To request an absentee ballot for 2024 elections, use the online absentee application, or one of downloadable applications below. Return your completed absentee application to your county election office by mail, fax or email.

You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, expect the day of the election, however, be sure to leave time to return your ballot so it arrives before or on Election Day. You may also return your absentee ballot in person before 3 PM on Election Day.

See details of absentee voting and apply online here

Early Voting 

All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.

  1. You can vote in person at your county election office.
  2. In addition, you may be able to vote at your city office. Contact the clerk for more information.

In-person absentee voting locations are open during their normal business hours beginning 46 days before the election, and early voting locations with ballots for federal, state or county elections will be open:

  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 AM – 3PM)
  • The day before Election Day until 5 PM.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. 

Find your polling location.

Voter ID Requirements

You do not need a form of ID to vote if your voter registration is current and active, which means you’ve registered at least 21 days before Election Day, have not moved, or changed names. If you are registering at the polling location day of, you have to show proof of residence before you vote.

Learn more about registering when you vote

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.