How to vote early and by mail

Bloomington residents who would like to vote early and by mail may submit an absentee ballot. To get started, submit an absentee ballot application at or call 612-348-5151. Voters will receive an absentee ballot and postage-paid envelope to return their ballot. The last day to vote for the primary by absentee ballot is Monday, August 10. Don’t wait to complete your primary ballot until the last minute. It must be mailed and received by August 11 to be counted.

The primary is Tuesday, August 11, and general Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Both will take place despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Minnesota does not have a provision to cancel elections. Stay-at-home orders allow residents to go out and vote. The City will employ CDC guidelines for polling place safety. For more information about voting, visit or call 952-563-8729.