Request an Absentee Ballot
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Voter Notice: Requesting an absentee ballot online is discouraged due to the short time period.

It may take several days for your absentee ballot to arrive in the mail. Your vote will not count if received after Election Day.

Suggested Voting Alternatives:
  1. Vote absentee in person at your local elections office thru August 8. Learn more.
  2. Vote on Election Day at your polling place.
  3. Certain voters are eligible to have someone pick up and return their absentee ballot.

Or, if you have no other option proceed to request your absentee ballot below.

Use this application for federal, state and county elections

To complete this application online you must:

  • be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
  • provide an email address
  • provide your identification number: Minnesota-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number

If you do not have an email address and one of the identification numbers above, you cannot apply for your absentee ballot online. You may apply with a paper form by clicking this link, selecting your preferred language, and printing out the paper absentee ballot application.

If you are an active duty military or overseas voter, do not use this application. Use the special application for military and overseas voters.

If you already submitted your application, do not submit another one online; use the Absentee Ballot Lookup to find out where your absentee ballot is in the process, or contact your county election office.


To find your address, first select your county: *


Select your residence's city, state and Zip Code within your county: *

(If this dropdown is blank, you must select your county AND click the Find button above.)


Election(s) you are requesting an Absentee Ballot for: *


* Required

  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
  • Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law