Absentee Voting

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NOTE: The Anoka County Elections Office Number has Changed to:  763-324-1300!


A court ruling on October 29 now requires that absentee ballots must ARRIVE on Election Day in order to be counted. Any ballots that come in after Election Day will not be counted. If you still have an absentee ballot, please consider dropping it off at your city hall or at the Anoka County Government Center. All locations will be open on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. -3:00 P.M. and on Monday until 5:00 P.M. The deadline to drop off on Election Day is 3:00 P.M. Otherwise you can vote early or vote at your polling place on Election Day.

Voters should no longer place their absentee ballot in the mail. Instead, voters have several options to ensure their vote is counted in the November general election:

  • Voters who have already put their ballot in the mail can track their ballot at mnvotes.org/track. If their ballot has not yet been received the voter can vote in-person in either by absentee, or at their polling place on Election Day.
  • Voters can deliver their ballots to their county election office by hand (or have someone they trust hand-deliver it for them).
  • Voters can cast their vote in person with an absentee ballot at their local election office up until November 2, 2020.
  • Voters can cast their votes in person on Election Day. Use our Pollfinder Tool to find out where to vote.

Absentee Voting by Mail

All absentee voters must first complete an absentee ballot application. Fill out the absentee ballot application (PDF), 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:

  • Email - Email Anoka County Elections a scanned image of your application
  • Fax - 763-324-1160
  • Mail - Send to:
    Anoka County Elections
    2100 3rd Avenue, Suite W130
    Anoka, MN 55303
  • Questions?  Call 763-324-1300

An absentee ballot will be mailed to you within two business days by Anoka County Elections. 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 to the location that sent out your ballot for Anoka residents that location is:

  • Anoka County Elections
    2100 3rd Avenue, Suite W160
    Anoka, MN 55303

NEW 2020 GENERAL ELECTION: For complete instructions on the new deadlines and process of returning ballots in person, please refer to the Secretary of State's website.

Request an Absentee Ballot Online

If you would like to go online to fill out an Absentee Ballot Application, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website, and a ballot will be mailed to you directly.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-person absentee voting is available on weekdays during normal business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm), and from 10 am to 3 pm on the Saturday before the election and until 5 pm on the day before the election.

City of Anoka residents may cast an "in-person" absentee ballot at either:

  • Anoka City Hall
    2015 First Avenue
    Anoka, MN 55303 
  • Anoka County Elections
    2100 3rd Avenue, Suite W160
    Anoka, MN 55303

For the November 3, 2020 General Election:
Absentee Voting begins on Friday, September 18, 2020 and ends at 5 pm on Monday, November 2, 2020.

*Times listed are for the Anoka County Government Center location. Hours may vary at other locations.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday (except as noted below)

10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Saturday before Election Day (October 31)

8:00 am until 5:00 pm on the Monday before Election Day (November 2)