Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting
Please note: Information on this page refers only to the Edina School District Election.  Residents in the Hopkins, St. Louis Park or Richfield Districts should contact their respective districts

If you're unable to vote on Election Day then you may want to vote absentee.

Absentee Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters
Civilians who are either temporarily or permanently overseas and military personnel, including their spouses and dependents, are eligible to vote in Minnesota by absentee ballot under The Uniformed Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and Minnesota state law.

If you are in the military or living overseas, see the Secretary of State's page for military and overseas voter services.

Absentee Ballots for Regular Voters 
Anyone who wishes to vote may do so by absentee ballot beginning 46 days before Election Day.  For the Edina School District’s November Board Election, absentee ballots will be available from Friday, September 22, 2017 through Monday, November 6, 2017.

Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through a new tool launched by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms and return by mail, fax or email. A similar tool for military and overseas voters was introduced in 2013. 

Request An Absentee Ballot

Absentee voters can cast their ballot in two ways:

1. Vote in person at Edina City Hall
During regular hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
During the extended hours listed below:

Date in 2017 Days of week Extended voting hours
Nov. 4 Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nov. 6 Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Check back later this year for possible additional hours. 

2. Submit your ballot by mail
Call 952-826-0363 to have an application mailed to you, or download the absentee ballot application.

Contact the Edina Elections to learn about how to apply to receive an absentee ballot application on an ongoing basis.

Visit the Secretary of State's website for information about absentee ballots, including links to an absentee ballot application.

In addition, voters may also use the Secretary of State’s online feature to check the status of their absentee ballots. The online service informs absentee voters about the current status of their ballots with one of the following types of messages:

• Your absentee ballot application has been received.
• Your absentee ballot has been sent to you on (date).
• Your absentee ballot has been received.
• Your absentee ballot will be counted.
• Your absentee ballot has been rejected for (reason).
• Your replacement ballot has been sent on (date).

To use the secure service, voters must provide the following information:
• First and last name (name must match voter's name entered on the absentee ballot application or voter registration).
• Full date of birth.
• The same identification number the voter used on the absentee ballot application.

Those voting absentee are encouraged to visit the Secretary of State's site to use the Absentee Ballot Lookup periodically to stay up-to-date about the status of their ballots.

Administration Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Download an absentee ballot application here. 

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