This year’s state primary election is Tuesday, August 12, and absentee ballots will be available starting June 27.
Under a new state law, voters no longer have to state a specified reason in order to receive and cast an absentee ballot.
Voters should note the absentee ballot process requires additional steps different from the Election Day voting process. All absentee voters must complete both an application to receive a ballot and a certificate when casting the absentee ballot. Election judges compare the information on the two documents before accepting the ballot. Absentee voting may be done in person or by mail.
Beginning June 27, Minnetonka voters may vote absentee at Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., or at the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended absentee voting hours will be available at both locations Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and Monday, August 11, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Absentee voting may also be done by mail. The voted ballot must be received at city hall by Election Day for the vote to count. Please allow sufficient time for postal service delivery.
Complete an application to vote absentee
The first step to vote absentee by mail is to complete an application. You can download an application, or to request an application you can call city hall at 952.939.8200 or fax a request to 952.939.8244.
Please note that there are instructions for filling out the application on the back side of the application. It is very important that you follow these instructions.You may now also apply for an abseentee ballot online through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.
Return an application to vote absentee
Return your completed application to:
City of Minnetonka
14600 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345
You can also fax your completed application to: 952.939.8244
Complete and return an absentee ballot
Upon receipt of an absentee voting application, a ballot with instructions will be mailed. Allow extra time for mail delivery. Ballots received after Election Day cannot be counted.
Absentee ballot status
The Minnesota Secretary of State’s website now allows you to verify the status of your absentee ballot. To check the status go to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Absentee Ballot Status page.