I want to vote by mail. How does it work?

It’s easy. You can apply online for a ballot — you don’t have to wait. As soon as your ballot is ready, Hennepin County will mail it to you. You can apply on the Secretary of State website at https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx.

For your ballot to count, remember this important information:

  1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
  2. Your signature envelope might have a box for a witness to complete and sign. Due to COVID19, there is no witness requirement for registered voters for the November 3, 2020 State General Election. Non-registered voters will still need a witness, to indicate their proof of residence.
  3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by Hennepin County within the next seven calendar days (November 10). You may also drop off your ballot envelope in person at City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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1. Why should I vote by mail?
2. Can I still early vote in-person if I want to?
3. Can I vote early if I am not a registered voter?
4. Will polling places be open on Election Day? Will any be relocated?
5. What are you doing to prevent virus transmission in polling places?
6. I want to vote by mail. How does it work?
7. How do I know my mail ballot is safe to open?
8. What laws are in place to make voting by mail secure?
9. How do I know my mail ballot was counted?
10. Can I drop my ballot off in-person rather than mail it back?
11. Will my ballot count as long as it is postmarked by Election Day?
12. Can I drop off my ballot at my polling place on Election Day?