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How to vote: Guidelines following appeals court ruling

Minnesota's Secretary of State Steve Simon has said that it's too late for voters to mail back their absentee ballots if they want to make sure their votes count. This comes after an appeals court ruling indicated that mail-in ballots arriving after Election Day are at risk of being invalidated.

If you have not mailed your absentee ballot, or if you are worried whether your ballot will be received in time, consider the following:



Who is eligible to vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen

  • At least 18 years old on Election Day

  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days

  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence

  • You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote

  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent

Ways to vote in Hennepin County

Click here to learn how eligible voters can:

This brief video illustrates the ways to vote in Minnesota. 


Click here to learn how any eligible voter can vote absentee by mail in Minnesota​. 

Sample Ballots for Communities in Orono Schools ISD 278

Cities and towns with absentee, in-person voting

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website for cities and towns with absentee, in-person voting (click Hennepin County, then click your city for more information, including open days/hours each week)

Find your polling place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Polls will be open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Because polling places may change from year to year, please verify your polling place here: