Minneapolis opens 10 new ballot drop-off sites

There are now 13 places for people to bring their mail-in ballot.

Voters in Minneapolis can now drop off their completed mail-in absentee ballots at one of 13 locations in the city

The city said Monday that it opened 10 additional ballot drop-off sites in addition to the three that were previously open. 

The new drop-off locations are: 

  • Victory Memorial Ice Arena Parking Lot, 1900 42nd Ave. N.
  • Firefighters Hall & Museum Parking Lot, 664 22nd Ave NE
  • UROC Parking Lot, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
  • Kmart Parking Lot, 10 W. Lake St.
  • St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church Parking Lot, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
  • Longfellow Park Recreation Center 3435 36th Ave. S.
  • Bethel Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 4120 S. 17th Ave.
  • Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 5025 Knox Ave. S.
  • Bossen Field Park Parking Lot, 5701 S. 28th Ave.
  • Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 84 Church St. SE.

The previously opened drop-off locations are at:

  • Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services parking lot, 980 E. Hennepin Ave.
  • Minneapolis Convention Center, Second Avenue and 12 Street
  • Hennepin County Government Center, 300 6th St. S.

Ballots can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday from Oct. 19 to Oct. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31), from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.

A voter can drop off ballots for a maximum of three other voters (not counting their own ballot). If you do this, you'll need to show identification with name and signature, as well as complete simple paperwork.

For voters who don't live in Minneapolis, in-person voting locations and ballot drop-off places can be found on your county's election website.

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Absentee voting and early in-person voting are popular options among Minnesotans this year due to the pandemic.

In Hennepin County, as of Oct. 16, 488,881 absentee ballots have been issued and 290,085 ballots have been accepted.

Statewide, as of Oct. 16, 1,434,343 people applied to vote from home, and 849,274 ballots have already been accepted, Secretary of State Steve Simon says. At this point in 2016, 366,124 people had chosen to vote from home.

For more information on where and how to vote or to check the status of your absentee ballot, visit the Secretary of State's website here

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