Vote by Mail or Return Your Ballot

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All voters can vote early in Minnesota. You do not need to provide a reason to vote by mail.

Returning your ballot on Election Day

On Election Day, you may return your ballot in person to Ramsey County Elections Office by 3 p.m.

Return in person

For each election, absentee ballots may be returned to designated, staffed ballot return locations through the absentee voting period. Ramsey County voters may visit any location regardless of home address. All ballots should be returned inside the building where an election judge will verify the voter information is complete before it is retained in county custody. Ballots should never be placed in any document drop boxes or payment boxes at ballot return locations as ballots cannot be accepted unless returned to a staffed return location or delivered through the mail.

Return by mail

Mail your ballot back in the pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope that was provided with your ballot materials. You can return your ballot using your home post office or any location USPS serves.

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  • Ballots must be received by Ramsey County Elections Office by Election Day to be counted.
  • In Minnesota, mail generally arrives in 1-3 days.
  • Outside Minnesota, mail generally arrives in 3-10 days.
  • Ballots may also be returned via express delivery service and must be received by Ramsey County Elections Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.