Absentee Voting and Other Ways to Vote
All voters can vote early by absentee ballot in Minnesota. On Election Day you must vote at your assigned polling place.
Voters may enroll to automatically receive absentee ballot applications for elections they are eligible to participate in by completing the Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot Applications.
How to vote absentee
Complete an online Absente Ballot Application.
Complete a paper Absentee Ballot Application and return via:
- Mail: Goodhue County Elections, 509 W 5th St, Red Wing, MN 55066
- Email: GC_Election@co.goodhue.mn.us
- Fax: 651-267-4878
how to vote in person
In-Person Absentee voting locations:
Absentee voting for residents of select cities
Cannon Falls City Residents Kenyon City Residents
Cannon Falls City Hall Kenyon City Hall
918 River Road 709 2nd Street
Cannon Falls, MN 55009 Kenyon, MN 55946
(507) 263-9300 (507) 789-6415
Red Wing City Residents Zumbrota City Residents
Red Wing City Hall Zumbrota City Hall
315 4th Street 175 West Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 Zumbrota, MN 55992
(651) 385-3600 (507) 732-7318
How to vote by agent
Voters may authorize an individual (agent) to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them. This service is available only within the seven days preceding an election. For the requirements and applications click here.
military and overseas voters
Military and overseas voters can use a special process to receive and return their ballot. For the requirements and applications click here.
Ways to return your mailed absentee ballot
All absentee ballots must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may not be delivered to your polling place. You may return your ballot using one of the following methods:
- Place your ballot in your mail box.
- Drop your ballot off at the post office.
- Return your ballot to the county auditor's office.
- Ask someone to deliver it by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- This person cannot deliver more than 3 ballots.