Other Absentee Ballot Situations

Military and Overseas Voters

There are special provisions for voters who are serving away from home in the military, for their spouses and dependents, and for citizens who are temporarily or permanently overseas. Find more information on Absentee Voting for Military Personnel and Overseas Citizens.

Delivery of Absentee Ballots by Others

The following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them:

  • Patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and nursing homes
  • Residents of group homes
  • Residents of battered women’s shelters
  • Residents of assisted living facilities
  • Voters who are disabled
  • Voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons

If you are currently living in a residential facility but not sure if it meets the qualifications listed above, please ask the administrator of your facility. In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot Form (PDF) and the Absentee Ballot Application (PDF). You must have a pre-existing relationship with the your agent. The agent will use the completed forms to pick up a ballot, bring the ballot to you, and return your voted ballot to the County Auditor or City Clerk.

Each agent is only allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters. This activity may only occur the seven days preceding an election. Ballots can be picked up until 2:00 p.m. on Election Day, and voted ballots must be returned by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters Moving from Minnesota to Another State

If you are an eligible voter who moved from Minnesota to another state within 30 days of a Presidential Election and you are not eligible to vote in your new state, then you should review the Presidential Absentee Ballot Application to find out how to vote in Minnesota in the Presidential Election.