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Can’t make it on Election Day? Vote early

Absentee voting for this year’s General Election starts Friday, September 20. Minnesota has “no excuse” absentee voting, meaning all eligible voters are allowed to vote early if they choose. There are three ways to cast your ballot in the 2019 elections. 

  1. In-person on Election Day at your polling place. 
  2. In-person with early voting at Civic Plaza. 
  3. By mail with absentee voting (early voting) with Hennepin County. 

The absentee ballot voting process requires additional steps different from the Election Day voting process. All early voters must complete both an application to receive a ballot and a certificate when casting the absentee ballot. The form can be found online at