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.

Here's what you should do if you have not yet mailed back your ballot or if you are worried whether your ballot will be received in time.


  • If you have already put your ballot in the mail, you can track it online. If their ballot hasn't yet been received, you can cast your ballot in person either by absentee, or at your polling place on Election Day.

  • You can deliver your ballot to your county election office by hand (or have someone they trust hand-deliver it for you). Find their county election office here.

  • You can cast your vote in person with an absentee ballot at your local election office until offices close Monday, Nov. 2.

  • You can cast your vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Use the Secretary of State Office's polling place finder tool to learn where to vote.


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 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:

Orono Public Schools

685 Old Crystal Bay Rd N

Long Lake, MN 55356-8315

Telephone 952-449-8300 email