Edina, Minn., Sept. 8, 2020 – Absentee voting for the Nov. 3 General Election begins Sept. 18 at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.
All eligible voters in Edina can vote early by absentee either in person or by mail. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are encouraged to vote by absentee ballot. To date, about half of registered voters have applied to vote by absentee ballot and will receive their ballots by mail. Ballots will be mailed starting Sept. 18 and can be dropped off at City Hall.
Those who prefer to vote in person must wear a mask and may not enter Edina City Hall if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are symptomatic.
To ensure social distancing, a limited number of people will be allowed inside City Hall. Once capacity inside the building has been reached, voters will queue up outside under a tent. While outside, voters may fill out an absentee ballot application to speed the process.
A ballot drop-off area will be available outside of City Hall in a tent Sept. 24-Nov. 3 for voters to drop off their ballots without leaving their car. Voters who want to drop off ballots should enter the parking lot from West 50th Street and follow the signs to the drop-off tent. Those dropping off ballots will then exit on Grange Road.
Direct balloting, where a voter completes a ballot and puts it directly into the ballot counter, will be held at City Hall Oct. 27-Nov. 2.
For more information, visit EdinaMN.gov/Elections or call 952-826-0363.