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Voting Info

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.

Voter Eligibility

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

Voting Dates

September 23 - Early voting begins 

November 8 - Election day

Absentee Ballots

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.

Application Deadline:
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
Government Center
300 S 6th Street, MC 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012

Polling Places

Click HERE to find your polling place. 

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