Absentee ballots and mail ballots are the same thing, and the process for getting one is straight forward.
Any Minnesota resident can request an absentee ballot. If you are not yet registered, you will receive a voter registration form along with your absentee ballot.
In almost all cases, you will need to sign up to vote by mail. The state won’t just mail you a ballot. Don't worry: we will walk you through it. There are only a handful of steps:
Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions.
This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Minnesota elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.
Secretary of State 60 Empire Drive, Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55103‐1855