How to Vote for Dan

How to Vote for Dan

Election Day is November 3, 2020.

You must be:

    • A U.S. citizen
    • At least 18 years old on Election Day
    • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
    • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence

Yes! Minnesota has same-day registration. To learn more about what you’ll need to register, click here.

Yes! You can check your current registration status with this tool from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

  • To vote by mail, apply here to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply. If you have already applied for a General Election ballot, it will be mailed to you as soon as ballots become available.
  • For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
    • Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
    • Your signature envelope might have a box for a witness to complete and sign. Due to COVID19, there is no witness requirement for registered voters for the November 3, 2020 State General Election. Non-registered voters will still need a witness, to indicate their proof of residence.
    • Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10). You may also drop off your ballot envelope in person–see details below.

You can request a vote-by-mail ballot online here.

Your ballot will be sent out starting on September 18, 2020. It must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10). Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).

You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10).

You can return your ballot in person no later than 3PM on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. You may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on Election Day.

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.

Locations

  • All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.
  • You can vote early in person at your county election office.
  • In addition to your county election office, some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting. Check with your city clerk’s office for more information.

Hours

For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. In addition, locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must be open:

  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
  • The day before Election Day until 5 p.m.

This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections. 

Some local jurisdictions may provide additional absentee voting days or hours beyond the above required days and times. Call your jurisdiction for more information.

Dates

  • First day to vote early in person: Friday, September 18
  • Last day to vote early in person: Monday, November 2

You can find your Election Day polling location with the I Will Vote Poll Finder tool.

  • Most polling places in Minnesota are open from 7AM to 8PM on Election Day. As long as you’re in line by 8PM, you can vote, even if you do not reach the front of the line until after 8PM.
  • *In state and federal elections, towns with less than 500 registered voters are not required to open until 10AM, but most choose to open at 7AM.

Yes. You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time. You have the right to take time off work to vote in all state and federal elections, and in all regularly scheduled local elections.