Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots for Regular Voters

Anyone who wishes to vote may do so by absentee ballot beginning 46 days before Election Day.

Absentee voting for the State Primary Election opens Friday, June 29, 2018 and closes on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

Absentee voting for the State General Election opens Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 and closes on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online here Absentee Ballot Request through 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.

Absentee Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters

Persons living abroad or who are in the military can visit the Minnesota Votes website to obtain more absentee ballot information. 

Absentee Ballots for Regular Voters
Absentee voters can cast their ballot in two ways:
1. Vote in person at Edina City Hall at:
4801 W 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

During regular hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

During the extended hours listed below:

Extended Voting Hours

Date in 2018
Day of the Week
Extended Voting Hours
Aug. 11 Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Aug. 13 Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Nov. 3 Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Nov. 5 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, or apply online. Contact the Edina Elections at 952-826-0363 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.

Checking Voting Status

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.