Primary Election Day is August 9
Be sure to return your mail-in ballot or make a plan to vote in-person.
If you’ve received a mail-in ballot
Those who are voting early by mail should return their ballot in the mail or in person.
Ballots must be received by August 9 to be counted.
Return by mail
Mail your ballot back in the pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope that was provided with
your ballot materials. Ballots must be received by Election Day. If you don’t think your
ballot will be received in time using regular mail, you may choose to pay for an express
If necessary, ballots may be returned in-person. Return ballots by 3 p.m. on Election Day
to Hopkins City Hall or at the Hennepin County Government Center. You may drop-off
your ballot, or ballots for up to three other voters.
Vote early in-person
If you’d like to vote early in person, make a plan to do so now. Voting early can be done
- Hopkins City Hall, August 6: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; August 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Hennepin County Government Center skyway level (Hennepin County residents), August 6: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; August 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vote on Election Day
If it’s too late to return your mail-in ballot or you decide you’d rather vote in-person on
Election Day, you can do so by finding your local polling location on the Secretary of State website. Minnesota’s polls on Election Day are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.