Voting is very easy. Minnesota allows anyone to vote by absentee or early voting, which begins Sept. 22.Absentee voting may be done in person or by mail. Only the voter (not a friend or parent) can pick up or complete an absentee ballot.
Voter RegistrationAre you registered? To vote, you must be:
You can register to vote online
- U.S. citizen
- at least 18 years old; and
- Minnesota resident for at least 20 days on Election Day.
at any time or in person on Election Day.For non-English speaking residents, voter registration applications are available online
Absentee and Early VotingAbsentee vote by mail
.Vote in person: Bloomington City Hall - City Clerk’s Office1800 W Old Shakopee Rd.
- Regular hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Extended hours before Election Day:
Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
College StudentsStudents attending college who wish to vote should complete an absentee ballot application. An absentee ballot with a postage-paid envelope will then be mailed to the student’s college residence address. Absentee ballots must be received on or before Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Applications may be returned by mail (City Clerk’s Office, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, MN, 55431), or in person.
Students who have a fall break or are home for a visit may also vote in person at Bloomington Civic Plaza during the early voting hours listed above.
Election Day: November 7, 2017Polls are open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.Find your polling location.