Early Voting by Absentee Ballot

Residents who wish to vote early by absentee ballot or direct ballot for any election should follow the provisions below. Each process requires voters to complete an application.

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • Not be under a court order that revokes your right to vote.

Click here for more details about eligibility. 

Vote by Absentee Ballot in Person

The absentee ballot process involves the use of envelopes. The entire absentee balloting (early voting) process can be completed in person at Spring Park City Hall, 4349 Warren Avenue starting Monday, January 19 through Monday, March 4 for the March 5 Presidential Primary.

To vote early in person, voters must fill out an application when arriving at City Hall. Election workers will review the application and issue a ballot to vote on site.

Absentee ballot hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on Fridays at Spring Park City Hall, 4349 Warren Avenue.

March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election - Absentee ballots are available starting January 19, 2024.

Vote by Absentee Ballot by Mail

If you are unable to vote in person at City Hall, you can complete the online application process at mnvotes.org under "Other Ways to Vote". 

Alternatively, you can download an absentee ballot application and do one of the following:

  • Fax it to Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-2151
  • Attach it to an email address to hc.vote@hennepin.us 
  • Mail it to:  Hennepin County Elections, 300 South 6th Street, MC 012, Minneapolis, MN  55487-0012

If you're unable to download or complete the online application, please call 612-348-5151 to request that an absentee ballot application be sent to you.

Upon receipt of the completed and signed application, your absentee ballot will be sent to you. 

Vote by Absentee by Direct Ballot

Direct balloting allows residents to vote in person and place their ballots through a tabulator (just like on election day). This process is available 18 days leading up to Election Day.  

March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary: Direct balloting begins February 16.

Direct balloting hours at Spring Park City Hall, 4349 Warren Avenue:

Friday, February 16 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through Thursday, February 29 - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, March 4 -7:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Return Ballot by Mail or Drop-off

Voters who have applied for and received their ballot in the mail, can return their voted ballot by mail or drop-off by 3 p.m. on March 5 (Election Day).

  1. Return voted  ballot by mail through the U.S. Postal Service via the postage-paid envelope provided with your absentee ballot.
  2. Return voted ballot by drop-off at Spring Park City Hall, 4349 Warren Avenue (for Spring Park residents only). Ballots may be dropped off by the voter or on behalf of a voter. Those dropping off a ballot on behalf of a voter must be at least 18 years old and cannot deliver more than three ballots for absentee voters in any one election.

Ballot Drop-Off Hours:

Monday through Thursday (January 19 - March 1) 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Saturday, March 2: 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Monday, March 4:    7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5    7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.