Absentee voting for the Minnesota 2020 presidential nomination primary begins January 17
Vote early through March 2
All eligible voters in Hennepin County can vote absentee—either in-person or by mail—beginning Friday, January 17, for their party’s 2020 presidential nominee.
Indicate party of choice for statewide presidential primary
Two major parties, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the Republican Party, have submitted candidates for the Minnesota ballot.
Voters must indicate their party of choice before receiving a ballot.
Learn more about the statewide presidential primary from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office.
View a sample ballot from the Secretary of State’s website.
Vote early in person
In-person absentee voting is available January 17 through March 2 at city halls across Hennepin County. Minneapolis residents can vote early at the Elections & Voter Services Office located at 980 East Hennepin Avenue, and not at city hall. Each city location can accommodate voters who live in that particular city.
Voters who live anywhere in Hennepin County can in-person absentee vote at the Hennepin County Government Center – 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis – skyway level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Learn more about absentee voting in person.
Vote early by mail
Voters must fill out an application online or on paper to receive a ballot.
Voters do not need to be registered to vote to apply to vote absentee. To make the process easier, voters may want to register or ensure you are registered before applying for an absentee ballot.
Ballots will be mailed to voters within one to two days of receiving the application.
Completed ballots must be received on or before the Presidential Nomination Primary Day, March 3. Voters can return ballots by mail or in person.
Learn more about absentee voting by mail.