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Absentee Voting
City Clerk

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 569-3306
Fx: (763) 569-3494

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Request Absentee Ballot

In-Person Absentee Voting Locations

Brooklyn Center City Hall
6301 Shingle Creek Parkway

Hennepin County Elections
300 South 6th Street
Public Service Level

Absentee Voting by Mail
Remember to allow at least seven(7) days between requesting your absentee ballot and completing the voting process.

Request Absentee Ballot

Check Absentee Ballot Status

An official absentee ballot application may be obtained from the city or from Hennepin County Elections Office by calling 612-348-5151. You can also print this Absentee Ballot Application [PDF]. An application need not be on an official form. It is accepted if it contains the following information: your name and residence address in Brooklyn Center, driver's license number or last 4 digits of your social security number, the address to which you wish the ballot sent, date of application and signature. 

Return the completed application to:
Hennepin County Elections
300 South 6th Street MC012
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
By email:
By fax: 612-348-2151

On Election Day the deadlines and requirements for return of an absentee ballot are:
  • Absentee ballots delivered by United State Postal Service (USPS) must be received by the city or Hennepin County Elections office by the last regular USPS mail delivery on Election Day.
  • Absentee ballots hand-delivered by an agent of the voter or by the voter must be received by the city or Hennepin County Elections office by 3 op.m. on Election Day.
  • Absentee ballots cannot be delivered directly to a polling place.

Other Absentee Ballot Services

Health Care and Hospital Facilities
Special absentee balloting procedures are available to voters in hospital or health-care facilities. Call Brooklyn Center Elections at 763 569-3300 for additional information.

Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot 
This status is reserved for those voter who wish to automatically receive an absentee ballot application. The voter applies to be on a list of voters who are automatically sent an application prior to each election cycle. A voter must return the completed application to receive a ballot. Application to Automatically Receive Absentee Ballot Application [PDF].

Military and/or Overseas Voters
Absentee voting procedures are available for members of the military service (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 Election Office at 612-348-5151 for more 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 prior to an election):

  • Patients in hospitals, residential treatment center and nursing homes
  • Residents of group homes
  • Residents of battered women's shelters
  • Residents of assisted living facilities
  • Voters who are disabled
  • Voter who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons. 

If you are currently living in a residential facility but not sure if it meets the qualifications listed above, please ask the administrator of the facility.

In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot Form and the Absentee Ballot Application. You must have a pre-existing relationship with your agent. The agent will use the completed forms to pick up a ballot, bring the ballot to you, and return your completed ballot to the city clerk or county auditor. This activity may only occur during the seven days preceding an election. Ballots can be picked up until 2 p.m. on Election Day, and completed ballots must be returned by 3 p.m. on Election Day.