Who can vote early?
Everyone. You do not need an excuse to vote early by mail or in person!  If you’re not registered to vote, you will receive a registration form along with your absentee ballot.
Are there any restrictions to voting by mail?
You must have a registered Minnesota voter sign the ballot as a witness or have a notary sign.
When can I start voting?
You can request your ballot RIGHT NOW! You may vote early in person or by mail starting September 19th. The General Election is on November 4, 2014.
Can I track my absentee ballot?
Voters can track the progress of their absentee ballot with the absentee ballot status tool.
How can I request a replacement ballot?
Contact your local election official to ask for a replacement ballot. The election official will record the first ballot as invalid. You should complete and return the replacement ballot even if you later find or receive the original one.
Can I request a ballot for another voter?
In special situations, you may ask someone to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This option is called ‘agent delivery.’ To have someone pick up your ballot, you must:

  • Live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, residential treatment center, group home or battered women’s shelter.
  • Or, be hospitalized or unable to go the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or a disability.

Agents must be at least 18 years old, have a pre-existing relationship with you and cannot be a candidate. No individual may be an agent of more than three voters in an election.

Give your agent a completed absentee ballot application and a request for agent delivery of absentee ballot form. The agent should take both forms to the local election office to receive the ballot.

  • The agent can pick up the ballot anytime starting seven days before the election through 2 p.m. on Election Day.
  • The agent or someone else you designate must return completed ballots by 3 p.m. on Election Day.
  • You may also return the absentee ballot by mail or special delivery service; the ballot must be received by election officials on or before Election Day.

Who can I contact if I still have more questions?
Minnesota Republican Party is here to help. Please contact:

Republican Party of Minnesota
2200 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 201
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(651) 222-0022

We would love to help you.