Vote Early

Anoka County residents can vote in advance of election day by casting an absentee ballot:

In-Person Absentee Voting (vote early in person)

Eligible voters may cast an absentee ballot in person beginning 46 days prior to each election at their city hall or at the Anoka County Government Center. More information can be found here, including in-person absentee dates, times, and locations.

Absentee Voting by Mail (vote early by mail)

Ways to Apply

Returning Paper Applications

2020 Absentee Dates & Deadlines

All absentee voting by mail or in-person starts 46 days before each election. The absentee periods for the 2020 elections are as follows:

State Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

  • June 26 - August 10, 2020

General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • September 18 - November 2, 2020

Applications returned before the start of the absentee period will have their ballots sent out on the first day of the absentee period. After the start of the absentee period, ballots will be mailed out as soon as applications are received, typically within one business day.

  • Absentee ballots returned by mail must arrive by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
  • Voters may also drop off their own voted absentee ballot (or through an agent) in person at the county or at their city hall. Ballots must be dropped of by 3 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.
  • Within the last 7 days prior to the election, voters in special situations can use the agent delivery process to vote absentee