Absentee Voting

What is Absentee Voting?


Early voting, also known as absentee voting, is casting a voting ballot either by mail or in-person up to 46 days prior to Election Day. In 2022, the absentee voting period for the August 9 primary and special elections is June 24-August 8. Absentee voting for the November 8 state general election is September 23-November 7.

Online options:

Questions? Call the Goodhue County Elections division at 651.385.3040.

In-person options: Absentee vote during regular business hours at either of the following locations.

To learn your polling place for voting on August 9 and November 8, please visit the polling places page.


Track your absentee ballot through the Secretary of State’s ballot tracker. 

Sample Ballots

To see which candidates will be on the ballot, please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s sample ballot page.