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Absentee (Early) Voting

Absentee Voting By Mail

Voters can request absentee ballots at or by completing an application and returning it by mail, fax or email.

 Voters can complete absentee ballot applications at any time but should allow enough time for application processing and mailing of the ballot. Returned ballots must be received by Election Day.

Tracking Your Ballot

Voters can track the status of their absentee ballot at

Returning Your Ballot

Absentee ballots can be returned in person or by mail. Absentee ballots returned in person must be dropped off at New Hope City Hall by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places.

Voters may drop off absentee ballots for up to three other voters. Those returning a ballot for someone else must provide identification showing their name and signature. Ballots returned by mail must be received by Election Day.

Absentee (Early) Voting In Person

New Hope residents can vote early with an absentee ballot at New Hope City Hall beginning 46 days before an election. City Hall is open for voting Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended voting hours are listed below.

Primary Election

  • Saturday, Aug. 10 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 12 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Election 

  • Saturday, Oct. 26 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 28 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 3 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 4 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Information

Other Absentee Ballot Services

Military and/or Overseas Voters

Absentee voting procedures are available for military service members (including spouses and dependents) and voters residing outside the United States. Voters are advised to allow plenty of time for this process.

Contact the Hennepin County Elections Office at 612.348.5151 for further information on this process. Also, see the Minnesota Secretary of State's Military and Overseas Absentee Voting information.

Delivery of Absentee Ballots by Others

The following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return their absentee ballots for them (only during the seven days before an election):

  •  Patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers and nursing homes
  • Residents of group homes
  • Residents of domestic abuse shelters
  • Residents of assisted living facilities
  • Voters who are disabled
  • Voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons

Voters currently living in a residential facility who are still determining if it meets the qualifications listed above should contact the administrator of their facility.

In order to have an agent deliver their ballot, the voter must complete the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot Form (PDF) and the Absentee Ballot Application.

Voters must have a preexisting relationship with their agent. The agent will use the completed forms to pick up a ballot, bring the ballot to the vote and return the voter's completed ballot to the county auditor or city clerk. Each agent can only deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters. Agent delivery may only occur during the seven days preceding an election. Agent delivery ballots can be issued and accepted until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Andrea Phinney, 
City Clerk
4401 Xylon Avenue North
Phone: 763-531-5114

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