Absentee Voting and Direct Balloting


Residents who wish to vote by direct balloting or absentee ballot for any election should follow the provisions below.

Direct Balloting (Early Voting)
A new option this year, direct balloting allows residents to vote in person up to a week early.

  • Direct balloting begins Nov. 1 for the Nov. 8 General Election

To vote early via direct balloting, voters must complete an application and vote in person at Plymouth City Hall during normal business hours. Direct ballots are fed through a tabulator machine – just like on Election Day, but without the use of absentee ballot envelopes. 

Extended Hours: City Hall will be open extended hours for direct balloting:

  • General Election:
    8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 1-4
    8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

Absentee Ballots
Absentee ballots will be available 45 days prior to the election.

  • Nov. 8, 2016 General Election: Absentee ballots are available starting Sept. 23, 2016

Apply Online
Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website to complete the absentee ballot application process online.

Absentee Voting Hours
You may vote by absentee ballot at City Hall beginning on the dates noted above. City Hall hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Extended Hours: City Hall will be open extended hours for absentee voting: 

  • General Election: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. City Hall will remain open until 5 p.m. Nov. 7.

If you are unable to vote in person at City Hall, you can complete an absentee ballot application (PDF) and do one of the following:

  • Fax it to Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-2151
  • Attach it to an email addressed to hc.vote@hennepin.us
  • Mail it to:
    Hennepin County Elections
    300 South 6th Street
    012 Skyway Level - Government Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55487

If you’re unable to download the application, please call 612-348-5151 to request that an absentee ballot application be sent to you.

Upon receipt of completed and signed application, your absentee ballot will be sent to you.

Track Your Absentee Ballot
You can track your absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Status Lookup feature on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Visit the Secretary of State's website for more information.

Military & Overseas Voters
If you are in the military or residing overseas, there is a different process for applying and voting by absentee ballot. Please visit the Hennepin County website for more information.

Plymouth City Hall | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5000

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