Absentee Voting

You can vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day.  You can vote absentee by mail, in person, or by having a person you know pick up a deliver your ballot for you.  Beginning with the August 12, 2014 Primary Election, any voter may vote absentee.

Absentee ballots are available during the 46 days prior to Election Day.  To receive an absentee ballot, submit a signed application to the City Clerk’s office. 

The Absentee Application is available:

  • At the City of Hopkin’s City Clerk’s Office
  • Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application
  • Click here or visit the Secretary of State's website for information about absentee ballots, including links to an absentee ballot application.

Casting Your Absentee Ballot

You can cast your absentee ballot in two ways:

  • Vote in person at the Hopkins City Hall...
    • During regular hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-4:30 pm
    • During extended hours before Election Day:
      • The Saturday before Election Day, 10 am-3 pm
      • The Monday before Election Day, 8 am-5 pm
  • OR Submit your ballot by mail

If you have a permanent disability, contact the City Clerk’s Office to learn about how to apply to receive an absentee ballot application on an ongoing basis.

Absentee Voting Overseas

There are special forms and procedures to make voting easier for Minnesotans who are serving in the military or are otherwise overseas.  For more information visit Minnesota Overseas Vote Foundation.org/ or Federal Voting Assistance Program.gov/

Absentee Ballot Status

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s website now allows you to verify the status of your absentee ballot.  To check the status, visit https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx


Check the status of your absentee ballot

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's Absentee Ballot lookup.