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How do I vote?

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 Registration

Are you registered? To vote, you must be:
  1. U.S. citizen
  2. at least 18 years old; and
  3. Minnesota resident for at least 20 days on Election Day.
You can register to vote online at any time or in person on Election Day.

For non-English speaking residents, voter registration applications are available online.

Absentee and Early Voting

Absentee vote by mail.

Vote in person:
Bloomington City Hall - City Clerk’s Office
1800 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 Students

Students 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, 2017

Polls are open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Find your polling location.