Absentee Voting

No Excuse Absentee Voting

How Do I Get an Absentee Ballot?

Absentee ballots are available during the 45 days prior to Election Day. Cast an absentee ballot using the following methods:
  • Request an absentee ballot online. (Available for federal, state, and county elections)
  • Mail, email or fax absentee ballot application. Print an Absentee Ballot Application (PDF).
  • To automatically receive an absentee ballot application for future elections, print and submit this Automatic Absentee Ballot Application (PDF).
  • 2018 Primary Election August 14, 2018-Absentee voting for the 2018 Primary Election begins Friday, June 29, 2018.
  • 2018 General Election November 6, 2018-Absentee voting for the 2018 General Election begins Friday, September 21, 2018.

Can I Take a Ballot to Deliver to a Loved One Who is in the Hospital?

Starting 7 days prior to the election, voters who qualify for health reasons can designate an agent to pick up their ballot by 2 p.m. on Election Day, and deliver their absentee ballot to Ramsey County Elections by 3 p.m. on Election Day. Voters who wish to vote via an agent have to fill out both the Absentee Voter Application (PDF) and the Agent Delivery Form (PDF).

Absentee Ballot Status Lookup

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Absentee Ballot Status Lookup Page. This secure service informs voters of the status of their absentee ballot when voters enter their first and last name (name must batch voter's name entered on the absentee ballot application or voter registration), full date of birth, and the same identification number on the voter used on the absentee ballot application.

Absentee Voting for Military & Overseas Voter

Civilians who are either temporarily or permanently overseas and military personnel, including their spouses and dependents, are
eligible to vote in Minnesota by absentee ballot under the Uniformed Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and Minnesota State law.

Learn more by visiting the Ramsey County Absentee Voting Page.