Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting is now available for the General Election!

Want to vote by mail?

Please apply online at: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/ABRegistrationStep1.aspx. Please ensure that you have applied early enough that you have ample time to return your ballot. It must be received by Election Day to be counted.

Would you rather vote in person?


Absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours (for Scott County that is 8-4:30) starting 46 days before the election. In addition, we must also be open:

•The last Saturday before Election Day 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. (11/3)

•The day before Election Day until 5 p.m. (Monday 11/5)


Room GC112 of the Scott County Government Center. We are located at 200 Fourth Ave W Shakopee

*please note that from Tuesday October 30th-Monday November 5th absentee voting will be moved to rooms LA240/241 of the Law Enforcement Center at 301 Fuller St S Shakopee (Directly across the street to the north of the Government Center) due to the expected increase in voter turnout.

You no longer need a reason to vote by absentee.

Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to each election.

If you are in a hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility and are in need of assistance to absentee vote, contact the County Elections Department for further information.

Military Members

If you are in the military or residing outside the territorial limits of the United States, you may vote by absentee ballot using the address where you last lived in Minnesota. A special application form is required. Your parent, spouse, brother, sister, or child at least 18 years of age may request a ballot for you.