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In Minnesota, voters are allowed to cast an absentee ballot for any reason in the 46 days prior to Election Day by mail or in person. Voters can also vote early in the seven days before Election Day. Click to Learn more about absentee and early voting options.
Military and overseas voters can vote by absentee ballot by using the process outlined in the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) administered by the MN Secretary of State's Office.
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Belle Plaine City residents vote in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 218 Meridian Street North. The poll entrance is the northwestern most door signed as "Council Chambers".
If you are unsure of where to vote, you may confirm your Election Day voting location before Election Day by visiting the MN Secretary of State's Online Pollfinder.
If you are feeling sick on Election Day, are a patient in a hospital or other medical facility (including a nursing home), are a resident of a shelter or assisted living facility, or are disabled, you may enlist someone you know to help you vote.
Each agent is allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters.
You can cast an absentee vote by the agent if you are a:
How to Vote by Agent
On Election Day, you can also vote from your car at our polling location. When you arrive, have someone in your car let the election judges know you would like to exercise this option.
Find out what offices and candidates will be on your ballot by visiting the MN Secretary of State’s website on Who’s On My Ballot. Information is available approximately 45 days prior to Election Day.
Visit the Secretary of State’s Candidate Filings page to look for contact information for specific candidates and offices.
Some voters may be able to authorize an individual (agent) to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them. This service is available only within the seven days preceding an election. Find out more about how to vote by agent.
No. Not unless they qualify for Agent Delivery.
Some voters may be able to authorize an individual (agent) to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them. This service is available only within the seven days preceding an election. Visit How to Vote by Agent to find out more.
Wondering if you're registered to vote? Find out on the Voter Information Portal.
If you don't find your voter registration or if your information is incorrect, update your voter registration on the Minnesota Register to Vote website.
In the 46 days prior to Election Day, voters may cast an absentee ballot in person or they may complete the absentee process by mail. In Minnesota, all citizens are allowed to vote using an absentee ballot for any reason and all absentee ballots that have been received by Election Day and accepted* by the Absentee Ballot Board are counted. You can also track the status of your ballot and verify it has been counted!
View the Status of Your Ballot.
*To be accepted by the Absentee Ballot Board:
If you need help voting, you have lots of options!
In a state or federal election, every employee has the right to be excused from work to vote on Election Day without penalty or loss of salary or wages as per Minnesota Statute 204C.04.
You are welcome to bring a relative, friend or neighbor with you to help you as long as that person is not your employer or your union representative. The person you bring with you can help you in all parts of the voting process, including in the voting booth; however, helpers can only physically mark ballots for up to three voters in an election. In addition, they are not allowed to make choices for you, share how you vote with others or try to influence you to vote a certain way. If you have someone help you mark your ballot, you are welcome to show your ballot privately to an election judge to check that it is correctly marked.
All Absentee/Early Voting Centers and the polls on Election Day are equipped with ballot marking devices that can mark a ballot for you. It gives you privacy if you cannot or choose not to vote using a pen. These ballot marking devices can help you:
You may also ask election judges for assistance. Election officials are happy to work together to assist with:
If you cannot easily leave your vehicle to enter a polling place, you can ask to have a ballot brought out to you. This is known as "Curbside Voting." Simply ask the election judge stationed near the poll entry for assistance.
Please visit Safe At Home: An Address Confidentiality website well in advance of the election if you are in a situation where you wish to vote but fear for your safety if your address were to be disclosed in voter records.
You may bring someone with you to the polls to translate. Ballot marking devices assist with large print marking.
Election results can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.
Here are some unique situations you might fall into:
For more information, please contact any of the following voting resources: