Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?
Any Minnesota voter may apply to vote an absentee ballot by mail. No excuse is required.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
The absentee ballot application requests that you provide a MN issued driver’s license number or MN ID card number and social security number (last four digits). If you do not have these identifiers, there is a box to check. However, if you have an ID number but refuse to give it, your absentee ballot may be rejected and you will be unable to check the status of your absentee ballot online.
First-time voters may need to submit ID – see Voter Registration section above.
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match your voter registration signature. Your absentee ballot cannot be counted unless it is notarized or has the signature of a witness who is a registered Minnesota voter.
Last update: April 15, 2020