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Election Day is Nov. 3

Polls are open on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

If you're not already registered, you can register to vote at your polling place.

Returning absentee ballots 

If you requested an absentee mail-in ballot but never returned it, you can still vote. You should go to your assigned polling place to vote. Your absentee ballot will be spoiled (made invalid) and you will be issued a new ballot to cast at the polling place. It is now too late to rely on mail to return your ballot.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, the only place you may return your ballot in person is to Ramsey County Elections Office by 3 p.m. Do not place your ballot in any county or city document drop boxes or payment boxes; it will not be counted. 

COVID-19 procedures

We're taking several steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep voters and election judges safe in polling places including:

  • Requiring all election judges to wear face masks or shields.
  • Providing free masks to all voters if they do not have one. Under Executive Order 20-81, Minnesotans are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces.
  • Providing hand sanitizer throughout each precinct.
  • Providing gloves for election judges handing documents to voters.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and equipment.
  • Providing voters with single-use pens to mark their ballots.
  • Marking floors to indicate where voters and judges can stand to maintain a six-foot distance from others.


Initial unofficial results will be posted on the secretary of state's website after polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 3. These results will include votes cast in person at polling places on election day and absentee ballots received as of Nov. 3.

Updated results will be posted to the secretary of state’s website at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4; Thursday, Nov. 5; Friday, Nov. 6; Monday, Nov. 9; and Tuesday, Nov. 10 as remaining absentee ballots are counted.

Learn more about compiling results on election night.

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2020 - 3:56 p.m.