Absentee Voting

You can vote by absentee ballot if you are unable to vote in person on Election Day for one of the following reasons:

  • Absence from the precinct
  • Illness or disability
  • Serving as an election judge in another precinct
  • Religious discipline or observance of religious holiday
  • Eligibile emergency declared by Governor, or quarantine declared by Federal or State government

Absentee ballots are available during the 45 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:

Be sure to check the appropriate box on the application, indicating why you cannot go to your polling place on Election Day; these are the only reason that entitle you to vote by absentee ballot.

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.