Absentee Voting-Mail

Absentee Voting for the State General Election began on Friday, September 18, 2020

                               Due to COVID-19, we strongly encourage voters opt for the mail process.  

  • To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.  You do not need to be registered to apply.
  • Once received, completed applications are processed and a mail ballot packet is prepared and mailed to you.
    • The mail ballot packet will include:
      • Instructions
      • Official ballot
      • Secrecy Envelope
      • Signature Envelope
      • Voter Registration Application, for non-registered voters
      • Return Envelope, postage-paid
  • Follow the provided instructions for voting and envelope sealing
  • Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish.  Your return ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3) and received within the next seven calendar days (November 10).  Absentee ballots may not be retuned to the polling place.
    • Options for returning ballot:
      • Send it so it is postmarked by Election Day, using U.S. mail or package delivery service, and is returned to the absentee voting office within 7 days of the election.
      • The U.S. Post Office recommends allowing for six (6) business days for mail delivery within the U.S.
      • Deliver it in person before election day or by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day, or
      • Ask someone to deliver it by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day.
      • There is a ballot drop box outside the North entrance and the Wright County Government Center.
  • To track the status of your absentee ballot, go to: What is the Status of My Absentee or Mail Ballot?
  • Processing of accepted absentee ballots begins on Wednesday, October 21 and concludes on Tuesday, November 10
  • The cities of: Albertville, Buffalo, Delano, Hanover, Howard Lake, Monticello, Otsego and St. Michael administer absentee voting for their residents.