Absentee Voting

An eligible voter can vote by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. Absentee ballots can be mailed to a voter, completed in person, or completed via agent delivery. Residents who are overseas or active military are also able to vote absentee.

Absentee Periods

Absentee voting is open for 46 days prior to each Election. Currently Isanti County does not have a countywide election for the 2023 November General Election. 

Applications for Absentee Period

Applications returned before the start of the absentee period will have their ballots sent out on the first day of the absentee period. After the start of the absentee period, ballots will be mailed out as soon as applications are received, typically within one business day.

Voters in the military and citizens living outside the United States use a different process to vote absentee. For more information on that process, please refer to the Military & Overseas Voting page. 

Application Submission

An absentee ballot application (PDF) can be completed in person or by mail, email, fax, or online. You do not need to be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. Election officials will mail the absentee ballot materials to you soon after receiving your application.

  • Mail to:

Isanti County Elections
555 18th Avenue SW
Cambridge, MN 55008

Instructions to Vote Absentee by Mail

Once you receive your ballot in the mail, follow the enclosed instructions carefully. Remember, you will need a witness to sign the absentee ballot signature envelope to confirm your ballot was delivered blank and that you marked the ballot in private.

If you are not registered to vote, a voter registration application will be included in the materials. You must show your witness an accepted proof of residence when registering.

Vote Absentee In-Person

You can request, receive, and cast an absentee ballot in one visit to the Auditor-Treasurer’s office beginning 46 days before an election.

If you are not registered to vote, you will need to complete a voter registration form and show proof of residence at the elections office.

Agent Delivery

In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and deliver your ballot materials in the seven days prior to an election day.  To qualify for agent delivery, you must meet one of the following:

  • Live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, residential treatment center, women's shelter or group home
  • Be hospitalized
  • Be unable to go to the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or disability.

An agent must be over the age of 18, have a personal relationship to you, and cannot be a candidate on the ballot.

For more information and the appropriate forms, go to mnvotes.org or contact the Isanti County Auditor-Treasurer office at 763-689-1644.

Track Your Absentee Ballot

You can track the progress of your absentee ballot by using the absentee ballot lookup tool