Absentee/Early Voting

Important Changes Due to COVID-19

All eligible voters in Edina can vote early by absentee either in-person or by mail. Voters are encouraged to vote absentee by mail. 

For the 2020 General Election, which is Nov. 3, previously registered voters do not need a witness for their absentee ballot. Make sure your voter information (name, address, ID number and signature) is complete on the signature envelope. If you have not registered before, you will still need a witness.

Submitting Absentee Ballot by Mail

  • The ballot return envelope is postage-paid. No stamp is required.
  • Mail your ballot in time to ensure it's postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Hennepin County by Nov. 10.

Ballot Drop-Off: Sept. 24-Nov. 3

Available: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays.

Location: City Hall Parking Lot, 4801 W. 50th St. Drivers will enter lot from 50th Street and follow signs to the drop-off tent, which will be staffed. After turning in their  ballot, drivers will follow signs to exit onto Grange Road. 

Note: Ballots must be dropped off by 3 p.m. Nov. 3. 

In-Person Absentee/Early Voting

Social distancing notice: Capacity inside City Hall is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Some transactions will be done outdoors under a tent on the City Hall terrace. 

Sept. 18-Oct. 26

  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
  • Voters can fill out absentee application to receive ballot
  • Voter can complete ballot immediately, seal it and give to staff
  • Or voter can take ballot home and return in sealed signature envelope at a later date at the drop-off tent.

Oct. 27-Nov. 2

  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31; open until 5 p.m. Nov. 2
  • Voters fill out absentee application to receive ballot
  • Voters mark ballot and put it directly into ballot counter

People voting in person will need to follow all COVID-19 guidelines including wearing face coverings. Please do not come to City Hall if you are feeling ill, showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have had recent exposure.

Ways To Get an Absentee Ballot



For downloaded or printed applications, once you fill it out, return one of these ways:
By mail: Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street PSL 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
By email: hc.vote@hennepin.us  
By fax: 612-348-2151


​Frequently Asked Questions


  • When will my ballot be mailed for the November General Election? Starting Sept. 18 when the early voting period begins.
  • Can I check to see if I've already submitted an application? Yes, you can Track Your Ballot. You must enter your name and address exactly as you wrote it on your ballot application.
  • Is there a deadline for my mailed ballot to be received? Yes. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 3, 2020, and received by Hennepin County no later than Nov. 10. Because of unprecedented volumes of mail in ballots, be sure to allow adequate time for your mailed ballot to arrive in time to be counted.
  • Can I drop off my ballot instead of mailing it? Yes. You can drop off your ballot at the ballot station in the City Hall parking lot between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, up until 3 p.m. Nov. 3.  After this date and time, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3., and received by Hennepin County no later than Nov. 10. You can also drop off your ballot at Hennepin County, 300 S. 6th St, Public Service Level, Minneapolis. 

Direct Balloting


Direct balloting is when the voter puts their ballot directly into the ballot counter.

  • October 27 - 30, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • October 31, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • November 2, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters


Persons living abroad or who are in the military can visit Vote From Military Or Abroad to apply for a ballot.