Absentee Voting

Any voter can vote in advance of election day by completing an absentee ballot. 
Absentee Voting in Person

Dates and Deadlines
Absentee voting for the November 7, 2017 elections will begin on Friday, September 22nd. After the start of the absentee period, ballots will be mailed out as soon as applications are received, typically the same business day.  All absentee ballots must be returned by mail 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 by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. 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.

Absentee Voting by Mail

All 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, 325 East Main Street, 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.

City and School District Elections

Mail absentee ballots can be requested for the following municipal elections:

 Residents of
 City of Circle Pines
 City of Lino Lakes
 White Bear lake ISD #624

School District Only Elections

Mail absentee ballots can be requested for the following school district elections:

 Residents in the Following School Districts
Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11 (Including Hennepin County Residents)
Columbia Heights ISD #13
Fridley ISD #14
St. Francis ISD #15
Spring Lake Park ISD #16
White Bear Lake ISD #624
Forest Lake ISD #831