Military and Overseas Absentee Voting
Special Absentee Voting Process for Military and Overseas Voters
Voters in the military and their dependents, as well as voters residing outside the United States can vote using a special absentee ballot process. This process is meant to reduce the logistical barriers overseas and military voters face in casting a ballot.
Eligibility to Apply
Uniformed or military personnel, citizens overseas temporarily and citizens overseas indefinitely are all eligible. Learn more.
How to Submit Your Absentee Ballot Application
- Apply online — this requires an email address and an identification number from either a Minnesota driver's license or a Minnesota ID card, or the last four numbers of a Social Security number.
- Apply by email, mail or fax with the automated Minnesota Military and Overseas Voter Service
- Download the application to complete manually.
A spouse, parent, sibling or child over 18 years old may apply for an absentee ballot on your behalf.
Apply as Soon as Possible, Return Your Ballot by Election Day
- Apply for your ballot as soon as you are able. You may submit your application at any time during the year.
- For your voted ballot to count, it must arrive back at your county election office no later than Election Day. You must return your ballot by mail or package delivery, even if election officials emailed the ballot to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about deadlines, when to return your ballot and other frequently asked questions.
Track Your Absentee Ballot
You can track the progress of your absentee ballot with the absentee ballot lookup tool.
Additional Questions? Problems?
Please contact your county election office.