Secretary of State Steve Simon is calling on all eligible Minnesota voters to apply for their absentee ballots now using the online absentee ballot request tool. The tool, which recently opened, allows registered voters to request that their ballots are sent to them by mail for the August 11 statewide primary and the November 3 general election.

“We need to treat the upcoming statewide elections as a public health issue," said Simon. "To slow the spread of COVID-19 we need to reduce large gatherings, including at polling places. I’m challenging all eligible Minnesota voters to cast their vote from the safety of their home. In the face of this pandemic, it is the right thing to do to protect Minnesotans who are most at risk - and the people who care for them. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do."

Who can get an absentee ballot?

All eligible Minnesota voters may request an absentee ballot for the primary and general elections at The online application will ask for an e-mail address and an identification number, either a Minnesota-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card, or last 4 digits of Social Security Number.

You can check your voter registration status online. You can also register or update your voter registration online.

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