By Alicia Kubas and Del Reed
What you need to know about voting by mail in the 2020 election: The U of M Libraries "A Matter of Facts" team provides you with the info you need to know about voting by mail in the 2020 election — both the primary and the general election. Original post can be found here.
In order to vote by mail in Minnesota for the August 11 state primary election and/or the November general election, you must request an absentee ballot. There are also options to vote early in person and to still vote on election day at your polling place, but this article focuses on voting by mail via absentee ballot.
You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Be sure to leave time for election officials to mail your ballot and for you to return it on or before Election Day.
While you do not need to be registered to vote in Minnesota to request an absentee ballot, the process will be easier if you are already registered to vote. If you need to register or update your voter registration, you may want to do that online before applying for an absentee ballot.
See the Minnesota Secretary of State website about voting early by mail and the U of M Libraries voting FAQ for voting eligibility requirements and information on how to register.
Request an Absentee Ballot
To complete an absentee ballot application online, you must
Complete your ballot
Return your ballot
Track your ballot
Check your Registration Status
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