Minnesota voters have different ways they may return their voted absentee ballot before election day:
On election day, absentee ballots may be returned no later than 3 p.m. to the elections office or secure drop box. Ballots for cities and towns that vote by mail may be returned to the county elections office or secure drop box no later than 8 p.m.
The information below is about secure ballot drop box locations.
County auditors or municipal clerks may provide secure drop boxes for the return of absentee ballots as long as they meet the requirements of MS 203B.082. Any locations must be shared with this office before every regularly scheduled election. All drop box locations shared with this office are listed below. Last updated on October 7, 2022.
Voters may only return ballots to a drop box operated by the county or city they live in. Locations below are ordered by county, then city. If you do not see your county or city listed below, return your absentee ballot to the elections office that sent the ballot.
Chisago County – all residents
Chisago County Government Center, 313 North Main Street, Center City, MN 55012
Clay County – all residents
Clay County Government Center, 3510 12th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
Cook County – all residents
Cook County Courthouse, 411 West 2nd Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604
Cottonwood County – all residents
Cottonwood County Courthouse, 900 3rd Avenue, Windom, MN 56101
Dakota County – City of Burnsville residents
Dakota County – City of Mendota Heights residents
Hennepin County – City of Rogers residents
Hennepin County – City of St. Louis Park residents
Lake County – all residents
Norman County – all residents
Polk County – all residents
Stearns County – all residents
Wright County – City of Otsego residents
Otsego City Hall, 13400 90th St, Otsego MN 55330
Wright County – City of Howard Lake residents