Absentee Voting

All eligible voters in Anoka County can vote in advance of election day by completing an absentee ballot. This can be done either in-person at the Anoka County Elections office in Anoka or at the city hall for the city in which the voter resides.

**Ramsey Special Election: The general election for an open city council member seat will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. For more information on voting absentee for this special election click here.

Absentee Voting in Person
Follow the link above for more information regarding in-person absentee voting.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee voters must first complete an absentee ballot application. Please click on this link to download and print the application and complete by hand, or call the Anoka County Elections office at 763-324-1300 to have an application sent to you by mail. Return your application as early as possible by any of the following methods:

  • Mail: Anoka County Elections, 2100 3rd Avenue, Suite W130, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Fax: 763-324-1160
  • Email: send a scanned image of your application to [email protected]

The absentee ballot will contain voting instructions and a return envelope. Be sure to follow the absentee instructions very carefully and return the ballot as soon as possible.

2018 Absentee Dates and Deadlines

All absentee voting by mail or in-person starts 46 days before each election:

  • Absentee voting for the August 14 primary election will begin June 29 and run through August 13.
  • Absentee voting for the November 6 general election will begin on September 21 and run through November 5.

Applications returned before the start of the absentee period will have their ballots sent out on the first day of the absentee period. After the start of the absentee period, ballots will be mailed out as soon as applications are received, typically within one business day.

  • Absentee ballots returned by mail must arrive by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
  • Voters may also drop off their own voted absentee ballot (or through an agent) in person to the County. Ballots must be dropped of by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Within the last 7 days prior to the election, voters in special situations can use the agent delivery process to vote absentee. You can find more information on that process here.