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Absentee Data


Data about absentee voting in Minnesota is listed below.

State Primary Absentee Counts

The table below lists counts of absentee applications and accepted ballots for the State 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 (8/5/22): 253,603
  • Accepted ballots (8/5/22): 107,782
  
Absentee Counts by County as of August 5, 2022
County Applications Submitted  Accepted Ballots
Aitkin 5,379 1,446
Anoka 3,934 2,805
Becker 2,365 494
Beltrami 2,809 899
Benton 1,120 422
Big Stone 1,652 480
Blue Earth 7,710 2,679
Brown 3,211 1,234
Carlton 2,747 828
Carver 1,021 672
Cass 6,819 1,993
Chippewa 1,962 433
Chisago 468 289
Clay 3,396 794
Clearwater 546 121
Cook 3,236 910
Cottonwood 133 52
Crow Wing 3,813 1,163
Dakota 8,661 5,574
Dodge 184 106
Douglas 1,943 772
Faribault 1,034 345
Fillmore 2,557 641
Freeborn 1,951 770
Goodhue 1,080 752
Grant 3,246 773
Hennepin 33,374 22,894
Houston 214 173
Hubbard 1,543 434
Isanti 418 295
Itasca 9,764 2,492
Jackson 1,918 534
Kanabec 87 77
Kandiyohi 1,298 448
Kittson 1,793 553
Koochiching 2,160 692
Lac Qui Parle 2,061 512
Lake 636 287
Lake Of The Woods 2,167 433
Le Sueur 4,546 1,407
Lincoln 121 20
Lyon 2,976 649
McLeod 651 227
Mahnomen 1,624 363
Marshall 4,252 1,258
Martin 1,540 503
Meeker 2,991 715
Mille Lacs 752 257
Morrison 4,004 1,209
Mower 3,242 1,102
Murray 1,878 565
Nicollet 3,480 1,461
Nobles 2,808 721
Norman 2,566 459
Olmsted 4,619 3,242
Otter Tail 1,547 1,054
Pennington 951 232
Pine 1,583 441
Pipestone 2,411 589
Polk 5,403 1,490
Pope 2,163 495
Ramsey 13,561 9,374
Red Lake 1,475 386
Redwood 331 296
Renville 86 70
Rice 883 689
Rock 2,223 485
Roseau 3,266 663
St. Louis 7,370 3,242
Scott 1,852 903
Sherburne 664 346
Sibley 2,669 686
Stearns 8,060 3,499
Steele 444 390
Stevens 2,593 530
Swift 1,839 420
Todd 141 101
Traverse 970 401
Wabasha 1,569 444
Wadena 196 100
Waseca 476 79
Washington 7,734 6,231
Watonwan 2,388 821
Wilkin 1,767 285
Winona 1,327 570
Wright 1,074 607
Yellow Medicine 2,127 434

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 1/14/21.

Statewide Absentee Summary Data
Absentee Ballot Counts 2020 State General 2020 State Primary 2020 Presidential Primary 2018 State General 2018 State Primary 2016 State General 2016 State Primary
Transmitted 2,193,411 867,123 249,701 730,875 226,263 742,021 108,658
Returned 1,929,945 555,998 155,255 652,053 149,274 689,228 44,504
Accepted 1,909,701 543,665 145,824 638,581 143,975 676,722 42,079
Rejected 20,240 12,229 9,388 13,468 5,200 12,461 2,390

Download a spreadsheet of statewide absentee voting statistics 2016-2020

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