In-Person Absentee Voting At City Hall Begins Aug 4
July 29, 2020
Eligible voters will be able to place their absentee ballots directly into a ballot counter when absentee voting in person at City Hall Aug 4–Aug 10. To date, more than 2,300 residents have submitted absentee ballots by mail, which is still an option for voters through Aug 11. Learn more here.
City Hall will be open for in-person absentee voting Tue, Aug 4–Fri, Aug 7, 8 am–4:30 pm; Sat, Aug 6, 10 am–3 pm; and Mon, Aug 10, 8 am–5 pm. City Hall will remain closed for all other business, besides the Motor Vehicle Licensing Department (DMV), during this time.
The voting process will look slightly different as the City is asking voters to adhere to health and safety guidelines set forth by the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Health (see below). Voters should know wait times are expected to be longer while absentee voting at City Hall and on election day as social distancing measures will be taken and building capacity restrictions will be in place.
- Per State mandate, face coverings or masks must be worn in all public indoor spaces, including when waiting outside to enter. This mandate applies to all polling places, including City Hall.
- Voters must keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance from others while in line to vote and while waiting outside to enter the polling place.
- Upon entering, voters are encouraged to use provided hand sanitizer.
- While inside, voters are asked to follow signage and City staff direction, to keep traffic flowing properly.
- When exiting, voters are asked to follow signage to avoid contact with other voters entering the building. Where necessary, barriers will be used to divide foot traffic lanes.
- Upon exiting, voters are encouraged to use provided hand sanitizer.
These same health and safety guidelines will also be in place on primary election day, Aug 11.