Vote by Mail

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Voting by mail is safe, easy and convenient. All voters can vote early in Minnesota. You do not need to provide a reason to vote by mail.

Track your ballot

You can track your ballot status online to see is it has been received and accepted by the Elections Office. Please call 651-266-2171 with any questions. Statuses are updated daily.

Track your ballot

Return your ballot in person

Election Day is almost here. It is now too late to rely on mail to return your ballot.

Review your options for returning your ballot carefully to make sure the Elections Office receives your ballot on time.

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Return in person through Nov. 2

Ballots may be returned in person to any of the locations listed below. Locations are open through Nov. 2. Any Ramsey County voter may use any location regardless of home address.

  • Ballots should be returned inside the building where an official will verify the voter information is complete.
  • Ballots may be returned using curbside service at the Ramsey County Elections Office, New Brighton Community Center, and Ramsey County Library - Roseville locations. Please call the number listed on the sign when you arrive.
  • Ballots should not be placed in any county or city document drop boxes or payment boxes. 

View map of ballot return locations

Return in person on Nov. 3

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.

If you bring your ballot to your polling place, your absentee ballot will be spoiled (made invalid) and you will be issued a new ballot to cast at the polling place.

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Changing your vote

The deadline to replace an absentee ballot that was already accepted was Tuesday, Oct. 20. It is now too late to replace your ballot.

Requesting a ballot

While Ramsey County will issue ballots by mail until Monday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., you should consider other voting options at this time including:

If you still want to request a ballot by mail:

Vote by mail background

Voting by mail is a form of absentee voting that has been an option for Minnesota residents for nearly 100 years.

For several years, Ramsey County has been committed to expanding absentee voting options – including voting by mail – and removing barriers to voting so that all eligible voters in our community can easily exercise their right to participate in elections and avoid waiting in line on Election Day. Interest and demand for absentee voting by Ramsey County residents has also grown significantly in recent elections. In 2016 – the last year with a presidential election – 8% of voters voted absentee in the primary and 23% voted absentee in the general election.