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Voting By Absentee Ballot

Qualified voters of Excelsior may vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to get to their polling place on Election Day.

To vote in Minnesota, you must be registered.  If you are not registered to vote at your current address, you can still apply for an absentee ballot.  A Voter Registration Application will be included in the materials you receive to cast your absentee ballot.  You will need to return your completed Voter Registration Application with your ballot.

Voting Absentee by Mail
Follow these steps to complete your absentee ballot by mail:
  • Obtain an Absentee Ballot Application or you may call the City Clerk's office at 952-474-5233 to have one mailed to you.
  • Complete and return the application as soon as possible.  You may submit your application by mail, fax, or as a scanned image attached to an email to the City Clerk at .
  • Upon receipt of your completed application, your absentee ballot and materials will be mailed to you as soon as ballots become available - 46 days before the Primary Election and 46 days before the General Election.  If you are not registered to vote, the materials will include a Voter Registration Application.
  • Follow the instructions provided in your absentee ballot materials to complete the process successfully.  You will need a witness to certify that your ballot was delivered to you blank and that you marked your ballot in private.  This witness can be anyone registered to vote in Minnesota, including your spouse or relative, a notary public, or a person with the authority to administer oaths.
  • Return your absentee ballot materials by Election Day to your local election office.  There are several delivery options:
    • Ask someone to return your ballot for you before 3:00 p.m. on Election Day (this person cannot deliver more than three ballots).
    • Return your ballot in person by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.
    • Send your ballot materials back using United States mail or a package delivery service by Election Day.
    • Your ballot may not be delivered directly to your polling place.

Voting Absentee in Person

  • Where:  Your County Auditor's office or the City Clerk's office
  • When:
    • 46-day period before the Primary or General Election
    • During normal business office hours (the City of Excelsior is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
    • Last Saturday before Election Day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • The day before Election Day (until 5:00 p.m.)

Contact your county auditor for more information using the Election Official Directory

What to Expect
Arrive at your County Auditor's or City Clerk's office during one of the above designated times.  The election official will provide you with absentee ballot materials to complete.  If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you will need to fill out a Voter Registration Application and show proof of residence.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
Voting equipment designed to assist voters with marking their ballot, the ES&S AutoMARK, will be at the polling place on Election Day for use by voters.  The ES&S AutoMARK will be available for demonstration at City Hall after July 1st.

Voters unable to enter the polling place may, with the assistance of two Election Judges from different political parties, register and vote without leaving their vehicle.  Call the City of Excelsior at 952-474-5233 for more information.

To find contact information for your County Auditor, use the Election Official Directory.  Learn more about other absentee ballot situations.

339 Third Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone: (952) 474-5233
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Closed on Fridays