IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT RETURNING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT:
To be counted, your absentee ballot must be postmarked by Election Day (August 11, 2020) AND it must be received by the end of the day on August 12, 2020.
If you have not yet mailed your ballot, consider dropping it off to ensure it is received on time and counted.
DROP IT OFF ON ELECTION DAY (August 11, 2020) - Your ballot MUST be received by 3:00 pm if you are dropping it off in person.
WONDERING IF WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Check on the status of your Absentee Ballot by visiting the MN Secretary of State's absentee ballot tracker at: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/AbsenteeBallotStatus.aspx
FEELING SICK ON ELECTION DAY
If you are feeling sick on Election Day, are a patient in a hospital or other medical facility (including a nursing home), are a resident of a shelter or assisted living facility, or are disabled, you may enlist someone you know to help you vote. You can have someone pick up a ballot for you from City Hall on Election Day as long as you request it BEFORE 2:00 pm by completing and returning the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot form and the Absentee Ballot Application to the City Clerk at New Brighton City Hall located at 803 Old Hwy 8 NW or to Ramsey County Elections at 90 Plato Blvd in St. Paul. You must request this service by submitting these forms BEFORE 2:00 pm on Election Day and you must have a pre-existing relationship with your agent. The agent will use these completed forms to pick up a ballot on your behalf, bring it to you and return your completed ballot to the City Clerk or county elections official. Each agent is allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three (3) voters. This service is available only in the seven (7) days immediately preceding an election. Ballots may be picked up from the City Clerk until 2:00 pm on Election Day. Completed ballots must be returned to the City Clerk or County offices by 3:00 pm on Election Day.
You can also vote from your car at your polling location. When you arrive, park in a parking spot designated for Curbside Voting. Call the phone number on the sign and Election Judges will come outside and help you vote from your car.
New Brighton residents may vote before Election Day beginning 46 days before each election. All voters can vote early by absentee ballot in Minnesota. You do not need to provide a reason for voting early.
COVID-19: We strongly encourage all voters in New Brighton to vote by mail using an absentee ballot.
1. Complete and submit an absentee ballot application. There are several ways that this can be done.
If you are applying for an absentee ballot via paper, complete the absentee ballot application, sign it and return it to Ramsey County Elections in one of the following ways"
2. Follow the directions for registered voters provided to complete your ballot and accompanying envelopes OR follow the directions for unregistered voters provided to complete your ballot and accompanying envelopes. Do NOT use anyone else’s ballot to cast a vote.
COVID-19: A recent court settlement regarding the August 11, 2020 State Primary Election has ordered election officials to not enforce the witness requirement for mail absentee ballots to help voters who choose to vote at home minimize their contact with others. Instructions will be included with your absentee ballot. Please note that this requirement has been waived ONLY for the August 11, 2020 election. Click here to read the court order.
3. Return your ballot to Ramsey County using the envelopes and directions provided.
Military and overseas voters can vote by absentee ballot in the 46 days prior to each election by using the process outlined in the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) administered by the MN Secretary of State’s Office.
For the Aug. 11, 2020 state primary, you can vote in person before Election Day beginning Friday, June 26, 2020:
New Brighton Community Center - Community Room B
400 10th St NW, New Brighton
COVID-19: Please use the Ramsey County Library Entrance. Social distancing will be enforced. Face masks are encouraged but are not required. If you have questions about protecting your health while visiting our in-person absentee / early voting location, please call 651-266-2171.
Ramsey County Library - Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville
Ramsey County Elections Office - Plato Building
90 Plato Blvd. W, Suite 160
For the Nov. 3, 2020 general election, you can vote in person before Election Day beginning Sep. 18, 2020. Locations, dates and times will be updated here in late summer 2020.
*Note: In-person absentee voting will not be available Friday, July 3, 2020 in recognition of the Independence Day Holiday.