Absentee/Early Voting

Absentee voting is the process of voting before Election Day; this can also be called early voting. Any eligible voter may apply for an absentee ballot.

Absentee voting starts 46 days prior to an election. For the Presidential Nomination Primary of March 5, 2024, absentee voting starts Jan. 19.

Absentee Voting In Person

To receive a ballot, a voter must fill out an absentee ballot application (PDF); these are also available at City Hall. 

Vote in person at Edina City Hall

  • Beginning Jan. 19, people can absentee vote at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
  • Starting Feb. 16,  voters will place their ballot directly into the ballot counter. 
  • Hours: 
    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
    • Closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day
    • Saturday, March 2 , 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Monday, March 4,  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vote in person at the Hennepin County Government Center

Absentee Voting by Mail

Hennepin County assists Edina with absentee voting by mail. 
A voter can apply for an absentee ballot by:

Witness Requirement

All absentee voters are required to have a witness. 

  • When voting in-person, election staff or another registered Minnesota voter can be your witness.
  • When voting by mail, the witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
  • You must show your witness your blank ballot before you vote and complete your ballot in private along with all other steps. 
  • Your witness must sign the signature envelope and list their address. Notaries should write their name and title, sign the signature envelope, and affix their notary stamp.