To help keep voters safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, 50 polling places in Minneapolis are moving for the 2020 primary and general election. Changes will help protect people living in residential facilities and provide more space to keep voters a safe distance from elections staff and each other.
Voters can also apply for absentee ballots online at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/ (click on online absentee ballot application link).
For the August 11 primary election only, for all voters in the state: A witness is not required for registered voters. A witness is still required for voters not already registered.
Minneapolis Ward 1 relocations:
1-1 – Columbia Manor/Golf Club, 3300 Central Ave NE — moved from River Village, 2919 Randolph St NE
1-4 – Northeast Middle School, 2955 Hayes St NE, – moved from Audubon Park, 1320 29th Ave NE
1-6 – Northeast Park Recreation Center, 1530 Johnson St NE, – moved from Parker Skyview Highrise, 1815 Central Ave NE
1-8 – Edison High School, 2030 Monroe St NE, – moved from Holland Highrise, 1717 Washington St NE
Minneapolis Ward 3 relocation:
3-4 – Webster Elementary School, 425 5th St NE, – moved from Spring Manor Highrise, 828 Spring St NE
All registered Minneapolis voters will receive a postcard in the mail with their new polling location (if it changed). Residents – especially those without internet access can call 311 for help looking up their polling location.
Columbia Heights poll changes:
Two polling places have changed in Columbia Heights. Precinct 6, previously at Highland Elementary School, moved to Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave NE, while Precinct 8, previously at Valley View Elementary School, moved to ChristLife Church, 4555 University Ave NE. Note that Precinct 4 residents will still vote at Highland Elementary School and Precinct 7 residents will still vote at Valley View Elementary School.
Heights residents wanting to vote early: In Anoka County, residents can vote in advance of election day by casting an absentee ballot in person beginning 46 days prior to each election at their city hall or at the Anoka County Government Center. More information at https://www.anokacounty.us/227/In-Person-Absentee-Voting.
• To print and return a paper absentee ballot application https://www.anokacounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/24102/2020-Mail-Absentee-Ballot-Application
• Request to have an Anoka County paper application mailed by calling 763-324-1300.