Request Your Mail-In Ballot!
Frequently Asked Questions on Vote By Mail
What is vote by mail?
- Vote by mail allows you to cast your ballot from the comfort of your own home, as long as you request your mail-in ballot in time.
Do I need to give a reason to request a mail-in ballot?
- No, all Minnesota voters can request a mail-in ballot for any reason.
Why should I request a mail-in ballot?
- There’s a lot of uncertainty in people’s lives right now, and we want to make sure your vote counts even if you can’t get to a polling place on Election Day. Just like washing your hands, requesting a mail-in ballot is a form of protection to make sure you can exercise your civic duty while keeping yourself and your community safe.
What if I decide I want to vote on Election Day?
- As long as you have not cast your mail-in ballot, you can still change your mind and vote at the polls.
What do I need to do to make sure my vote counts?
- Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
- Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish.
Why are we requesting ballots instead of voter registration?
- Ballot requests come with voter registration forms for those who haven’t registered yet.
What will you do with my mail-in ballot request form?
- We will return your request form to the Secretary of State or your local elections office within 5 business days of receipt.
When will I receive my mail-in ballot?
- If you requested your mail-in ballot prior to the voting period, it will be mailed to you when voting begins for that election, 46 Days before the election for which the ballot was requested.
I have more questions, where can I direct them?
- We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to write to organizing@DFL.org with any questions!