Absentee & Early Voting

Early Voting by Absentee (Envelope) Ballot

You can vote early by using an absentee ballot (Envelope), instead of voting in person at your polling place on Election Day.

Voting by Mail Absentee Ballot

To request an absentee ballot by mail, fill out an online absentee ballot application. Please submit your application no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day, to ensure adequate time for the ballot to reach you via U.S. mail and for you to return it. When you receive the ballot, complete it and mail it to:

Ramsey County Elections
PO Box 64098
St. Paul, MN 55164-0098

If you have questions about a turnaround time regarding receipt of a ballot once you've submitted your application, please call Ramsey County Elections at 651-266-2171.

Voting In Person Absentee

You may cast an absentee ballot in person at the Ramsey County Elections Office in St. Paul or at the Ramsey County Public Works building in Arden Hills from September 21 through November 5. Please visit Ramsey County Elections' Vote Before Election Day and select Vote In Person Absentee for the complete list of dates and hours of operation or click here (PDF) for a printable map and information.

Early Voting (October 30 through November 5)

Early voting will not be conducted at City Hall.

During the early voting period, voters place their ballots directly in the ballot machine. However, please keep in mind that you must still complete an Application before obtaining the ballot. The only way to avoid the need to complete a ballot application form is to go and vote at your polling place on Election Day.

Below is a list of nearby locations, but there are many satellite locations open to all Ramsey County residents. Please visit Ramsey County Elections' Early Voting for a complete list of locations and hours.

Ramsey County Public Works Building1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills
Ramsey County Library - Shoreview4560 Victoria Street N., Shoreview
Ramsey County Library - Roseville2180 N. Hamline Avenue, Roseville
Tues., October 30 thru Fri., November 2Noon - 6:00 p.m.
Sat., November 39:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sun., November 4Closed
Mon., November 59:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.