Absentee/Early Voting

Important Changes Due to COVID-19

All eligible voters in Edina can vote early by absentee either in-person or by mail. Voters are encouraged to vote absentee by mail. 

For the 2020 State Primary, which is Aug. 11, previously registered voters do not need a witness for their absentee ballot. Make sure your voter information (name, address, ID number and signature) is complete on the signature envelope. If you have not registered before, you will still need a witness.

Mailing deadline: Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Aug. 11, 2020, and received by Hennepin County the day before the County canvass, which takes place the second or third day following the election.

Ways To Get an Absentee Ballot



For downloaded or printed applications, once you fill it out, return one of these ways:
By mail: Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street PSL 012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
By email: hc.vote@hennepin.us  
By fax: 612-348-2151


​Frequently Asked Questions


  • When will my ballot be mailed for the August primary? Starting June 26.
  • Is there a date I should apply by? Yes, we recommend you apply before July 10 for the primary.
  • Is there a deadline for my ballot to be received? Yes. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Aug. 11, 2020, and received by Hennepin County the day before the County canvass, which takes place the second or third day following the election. Anyone dropping off a ballot must do so by 3 p.m. Aug. 11. at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St, Edina, or Hennepin County, 300 S. 6th St, Public Service Level, Minneapolis. Note: City Hall is currently closed but will be open for balloting on Aug. 4.

In-Person Absentee/Early Voting Locations 


  • City Hall is closed for in-person absentee/early voting June 26- Aug. 3.
  • Hennepin County is open at Hennepin County Government Center, 300 S. 6th St, Minneapolis - skyway level. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, they recommend you vote early by mail
If it is necessary to vote in person, please wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. If you are COVID-positive or symptomatic, do not enter city or county facilities.

Video: How to Vote Absentee


Please note the video was produced prior to COVID-19. Edina City Hall is not open this election for in-person absentee or early voting, but the instructions for filling out and mailing your ballot still apply.



Direct Balloting


Direct balloting is when the voter puts their ballot directly into the ballot counter.
City Hall is open for direct balloting:
  • August 4 - 7, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • August 8, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
  • August 10, 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters


Persons living abroad or who are in the military can visit Vote From Military Or Abroad to apply for a ballot.