Due to a court decision,* all mail ballots must now be received by Election Day to count. Return your ballot ASAP at an in-person drop-off location. Do not mail your ballot.


Option 1: Absentee ballot

If you have requested and received an absentee ballot, it is too late to return your ballot by mail. Please return your absentee ballot by:

  • Drop off. Locations are open for voters to drop off their absentee ballot. Ballots must be dropped off by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day (November 3) and cannot be dropped off at a voter’s polling place. 
  • Click here for a list of all of the drop off locations in Minneapolis.

You can check your absentee ballot status using the Minnesota Secretary of State tool:

Option 2: Vote in person 

You may vote in person by voting:

  • Early in-personClick here for locations and hours for early voting in Minneapolis. Early in-person voting ends on Monday, November 2 at 5:00 p.m..
  • In-person on Election Day. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Poll location for Hawthorne residents is Farview Park, 621 N 29th Ave.

COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • You must wear a face covering (unless exempt)
  • Keep a six-foot distance
  • Sanitized pens and hand sanitizer will be available
  • Curbside voting if available if needed


Confirm that you are registered to vote at

If you are not registered to vote, we have same-day voter registration in Minnesota. You can register or update your registration at an Early Vote Center or at your polling place on Election Day. 

To register in person, a voter will need to show proof of residence.

Note: You must update your registration if you have changed your address, changed your name or if you have not voted in the past four years.


*Read the Star Tribune article about the court decision.

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