Voting is one of the most important rights that every citizen of a democracy has. The importance of voting cannot be overstated. Voting is not just about casting your ballot to choose who will represent you in government; it’s about choosing who will make decisions on the policies that affect your life. We should never take our right to vote for granted.
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
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
September 23 - Early voting begins
November 8 - Election day
To vote by mail, you must apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. Click HERE for an online absentee ballot application for the 2022 general election. When ballots are available September 23 (46 days prior to each election), the ballots will be mailed to you with a postage-paid envelope for return.
It is recommended you apply for a ballot at least 10 days before Election Day. This gives you the best chance to get your ballot in the mail and having time to mail it back or drop it off. You can apply after this date, but each day increases the chances you will not be able to receive and return your ballot by Election Day, November 8, 2022.
Apply by Mail, Email or Facsimile:
Complete the application and return it by email, mail, or in-person to:
Hennepin County Elections
300 S 6th Street, MC 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012