2020 Voting Information

Election season has arrived! Are you ready?

The 2020 election year is going to be different!

The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office is encouraging all eligible voters to Vote From Home, to reduce spread of disease and keep our communities healthy! Voting from home is easy and available to any Minnesota voter through the absentee balloting system.

Voter Registration

Absentee Voting

  • Complete the online absentee application. Make sure you have a Minnesota-issued driver's license/State ID or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.

       - OR -

  • Download one of the applications below. Return your completed absentee application to your county election office by mail, email, or fax. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before November 3.

       - ​English Absentee Application

       - English Large Print Absentee Application


After you have mailed or dropped off your absentee ballot, use the Ballot Tracker to track your absentee or mail ballot.

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 18: Beginning of early voting with absentee ballots for the November 3 general election

  • Tuesday, October 13: Deadline to pre-register to vote in advance of the election. Anyone wanting to register to vote after October 13th can do so at their polling place on November 3rd. More information and a fact sheet about Election Day registration are available on the Office of the Secretary of State website.

  • Tuesday, November 3: Election Day

Find Out What's on Your Ballot

Find Out More about the Candidates

Nonpartisan candidate profiles:

  • VOTE411 Voter Guide provided by the League of Women Voters of Minnesota Education Fund

  • BallotReady provided by the University of Chicago, the National Science Foundation, and the Knight Foundation

In-Person Voting

  • Get Help Voting  There are many ways to get help when you vote. You can bring someone to help, ask an election judge, use a machine to help you mark your ballot, or even vote from your car.


Phone | 218.739.5286

Fax | 218.739.5287

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