Military & Overseas Voting

Voters in the military and those voters residing outside the United States must follow a special process for voting absentee.

  1. Requesting an Absentee Ballot
  2. Eligibility to Apply
  3. Guidelines for Applying
  4. Returning an Absentee Ballot

Apply Online

Apply through the Absentee Ballot Application.


  • Identification number from a Minnesota driver's license
  • Last four numbers of a Social Security card
  • Minnesota Identification (ID) card

Other Ways to Apply

Ballots are ready at least 46 days before the election. Election officials send ballots by mail or email as quickly as possible after receiving applications.