2021 ELECTION GUIDE
Plan where, when, and how you will vote.
You may vote early by mail or in person.
- All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail; no excuse is required.
- Apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.
- Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot must be received by Election Day (November 2, 2021) or it will not be counted.
- Check the status of your absentee ballot to learn when it is mailed to you, when it has been received by the Elections Office, and when it has been counted.
- If you have questions about what happens to your Mailed-In Ballot after you post it, read the Star Tribune article What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it.
Vote Early in Person
You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office from Friday, September 17 to Monday, November 1.
Vote on Election Day November 2
Voting on election day Tuesday, November 2 takes place in person at your local polling location. Information about election day voting can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.
Find your November 2021 General Election voting location here. Note that some polling locations may have changed due to COVID-19 and the need for physical distance.
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