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Absentee Data


Data about absentee voting in Minnesota is listed below.

Presidential Primary Absentee Counts

The table below lists counts of absentee applications and accepted ballots for the Presidential Primary. This data also includes mail ballots initialized by counties for precincts that vote by mail. The data is current as of the date shown.

Statewide Counts

  • Applications submitted (2/22/24): 189,112
  • Accepted ballots (2/22/24): 51,866
Absentee Counts by County as of February 22, 2024
County Applications Submitted  Accepted Ballots
Aitkin 4,926 1,061
Anoka 2,244 1,462
Becker 2,188 360
Beltrami 2,645 651
Benton 1,070 310
Big Stone 1,626 243
Blue Earth 6,901 1,610
Brown 2,819 696
Carlton 2,660 746
Carver 703 441
Cass 6,043 1,614
Chippewa 1,903 298
Chisago 374 212
Clay 3,085 455
Clearwater 488 106
Cook 3,057 236
Cottonwood 106 31
Crow Wing 3,525 834
Dakota 4,107 2,389
Dodge 42 23
Douglas 230 155
Faribault 934 156
Fillmore 2,201 312
Freeborn 832 230
Goodhue 559 352
Grant 3,138 0
Hennepin 14,800 9,755
Houston 71 44
Hubbard 1,469 351
Isanti 235 121
Itasca 9,316 2,178
Jackson 1,805 347
Kanabec 86 0
Kandiyohi 1,253 120
Kittson 1,710 306
Koochiching 2,036 601
Lac Qui Parle 1,999 329
Lake 578 162
Lake Of The Woods 2,143 418
Le Sueur 4,092 897
Lincoln 120 32
Lyon 2,848 624
McLeod 583 166
Mahnomen 1,545 249
Marshall 4,135 620
Martin 1,228 3
Meeker 2,880 555
Mille Lacs 722 176
Morrison 3,474 440
Mower 2,334 436
Murray 1,830 268
Nicollet 3,074 678
Nobles 2,769 501
Norman 2,318 0
Olmsted 1,533 987
Otter Tail 899 226
Pennington 923 180
Pine 1,267 409
Pipestone 2,285 344
Polk 5,007 898
Pope 2,340 463
Ramsey 4,935 2,989
Red Lake 1,470 352
Redwood 66 24
Renville 42 30
Rice 396 246
Rock 2,137 254
Roseau 3,125 310
St. Louis 5,618 1,613
Scott 765 451
Sherburne 342 211
Sibley 2,645 348
Stearns 6,021 1,576
Steele 193 162
Stevens 2,570 476
Swift 1,765 10
Todd 71 36
Traverse 888 214
Wabasha 919 227
Wadena 98 0
Waseca 342 75
Washington 2,837 1,917
Watonwan 2,292 467
Wilkin 1,793 65
Winona 877 245
Wright 802 429
Yellow Medicine 1,990 272

Absentee Data for Past Elections

Information about key absentee ballot metrics for past elections is in the table below. Additional information is available in the spreadsheet below. The data also includes mail ballots for precincts that vote by mail. Last updated 4/12/23.

Statewide Absentee Summary Data
Absentee Ballot Counts 2022 State General 2022 State Primary 2020 State General 2020 State Primary 2020 Presidential Primary 2018 State General 2018 State Primary
Transmitted 792,581 275,851 2,193,411 867,123 249,701 730,875 226,263
Returned 687,062 161,662 1,929,945 555,998 155,255 652,053 149,274
Accepted 673,360 155,097 1,909,701 543,665 145,824 638,581 143,975
Rejected 13,698 6,542 20,240 12,229 9,388 13,468 5,200

Download a spreadsheet of statewide absentee voting statistics 2014-2022

Data for past elections is also available through the Election Administration & Voting Survey.