I want to vote by mail. How does it work?

Voting by mail is very easy. You can apply online for a ballot, and it will be mailed to you. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.

Non-registered voters will need a witness when they vote and complete their ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary. They must sign the statement on the signature envelope and provide a Minnesota residential address or affix a notary stamp.

Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

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1. Why should I vote by mail?
2. Can I still vote in-person if I want to?
3. Will polling places be open on Election Day?
4. What are you doing to prevent virus transmission in polling places?
5. I want to vote by mail. How does it work?
6. How do I know that my mail ballot is safe to open? (i.e. germs)
7. What laws are in place to make voting by mail secure?
8. How do I know my mail ballot was counted?
9. What’s the deadline to return my mail ballot?
10. Can I drop my ballot off in-person rather than mail it back?
11. Can I drop off another voter’s ballot?
12. Will my ballot count as long as it is postmarked by Election Day?
13. Can I drop off my ballot at my polling place on Election Day?