Absentee Voting

Absentee voters may:
  • Vote in person during the 46 days prior to a regularly scheduled election, OR
  • Complete the entire process by mail; absentee ballots available beginning Sept. 21

Voters who are not preregistered can apply for absentee ballots and will receive voter registration materials included with their ballots.

Request Absentee Ballot

In-Person Absentee Voting Locations
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road

Hennepin County Elections
300 South 6th Street
Public Service Level
Minneapolis

City Center Absentee Voting

Sept. 21–Nov. 5
Monday–Friday  8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Additional City Center Absentee Voting

Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 5
8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Direct Balloting

Direct balloting allows residents to vote in person and place their ballots through a tabulator one week prior to the election. Direct balloting begins Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Absentee Voting By Mail
Remember to allow at least seven (7) days between requesting your absentee ballot and completing the voting process.

Request Absentee Ballot

Check Absentee Ballot Status

An official absentee ballot application may be obtained from the city or from the Hennepin County Elections Office by calling 612-348-5151. You can also print this Absentee Ballot Application [PDF]. An application need not be on an official form. It is accepted if it contains the following information: your name and residence address in Eden Prairie, driver’s license number or last 4 digits of your social security number, the address to which you wish the ballot sent, date of application and signature.

Return the completed application to:

Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street PSL 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
By email: hc.vote@hennepin.us
By fax: 612-348-2151

 

On Election Day the deadlines and requirements for return of an absentee ballot are:

  • Absentee ballots delivered by United States Postal Service (USPS) must be received by the city or county election office by the last regular USPS mail delivery on Election Day.
  • Absentee ballots hand-delivered by an agent of the voter or by the voter must be received by the city or county election office by 3 p.m. on Election Day. 
  • Absentee ballots cannot be delivered directly to a polling place.
Other Absentee Ballot Services

Check Absentee Ballot Status

Health Care and Hospital Facilities
Special absentee balloting procedures are available to voters in hospital or health-care facilities. Call Eden Prairie Elections at 952 949-8414 for additional information.

Permanent Absentee Ballot Status
This status is reserved for those voters who will permanently not be able to go to their polling locations due to physical reasons. The voter applies to be on a list of voters who are automatically sent an application prior to each election cycle. A voter must return the completed application to receive a ballot. Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot Applications [PDF].

Ongoing Absentee Ballot Status
Voters are allowed to apply for ongoing status if their absence from the precinct is not a one-time occurrence. This requires the elections office to send an absentee application to the voter prior to each election cycle. Voters must return the completed application to receive a ballot. Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot Applications [PDF].

Military and/or Overseas Voters
Absentee voting procedures are available for members of the military service (including spouses and dependents) and voters residing outside the United States. Voters are advised to allow plenty of time for this process. Contact the Hennepin County Elections Office at 612-348-5151 for further information on this process. Also see the Minnesota Secretary of State's Military and Overseas Absentee Voting information.

Delivery of Absentee Ballots by Others

The following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return their absentee ballots for them (only during the seven days prior to an election):

  • Patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers and nursing homes
  • Residents of group homes
  • Residents of battered women's shelters
  • Residents of assisted living facilities
  • Voters who are disabled
  • Voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons

If you are currently living in a residential facility but not sure if it meets the qualifications listed above, please ask the administrator of your facility.

In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot Form [PDF] and the Absentee Ballot Application. You must have a preexisting relationship with the your agent. The agent will use the completed forms to pick up a ballot, bring the ballot to you, and return your completed ballot to the county auditor or city clerk. Each agent is only allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters. This activity may only occur the seven days preceding an election. Ballots can be picked up until 2 p.m. on Election Day, and completed ballots must be returned by 3 p.m. on Election Day.

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