803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton,
MN
55112


City Clerk
Terri Spangrud

Absentee Voting

In Minnesota, voters are allowed to cast an absentee ballot for any reason in the 46 days prior to Election Day by mail or in person.

2020 Elections

New Brighton voters may cast an absentee ballot for any reason in person in Room 209 in the Upper Level of the New Brighton Community Center in the 46 days prior to each election.  They may also choose to complete the absentee process by mail by submitting an absentee ballot application to Ramsey County Elections.

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.

Precinct Caucus – Tuesday, February 25, 2020  7:00 pm

Precinct caucuses are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates to their state nominating conventions, set goals and priorities (party platforms, and conduct other party business. Precinct caucuses are meetings run by Minnesota’s political parties.  Unlike elections which are run by state and local government election officials, precinct caucuses are run by political parties. Everything from the site location to how the caucus is conducted is the responsibility of the party. Contact your political party for more information. As it is a meeting, not an election, absentee voting is not available.

Where: Absentee Voting / Early Voting is not available.

Presidential Primary Election – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

In 2016, the MN legislature passed a law establishing a presidential nomination primary election. Only presidential candidates from major parties will appear on the presidential primary ballot and the presidential primary results bind the election of delegates in each party. Other candidates whose office requires a primary election will appear on the ballot for the August state primary election. Each major party will have a separate ballot and registered voters must request the ballot of the party of their choice. If a voter refuses to select a party, they will not be able to vote in the presidential nomination primary. A voter's choice of party ballot will be recorded and is private data. However, a list of who voted in a presidential nomination primary and the political party each voter selected will be provided to the chair of each major political party. How a voter voted on the ballot will be confidential / secret. Absentee voting is available for this election and starts January 17, 2020.

Absentee / Early Voting Location: Room 209 of the New Brighton Community Center

Absentee Voting Hours: January 17, 2020 -  March 2, 2020  Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Early Voting / Direct Balloting: February 25, 2020 - March 2, 2020  Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Extended Early Voting / Direct Balloting Hours:

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State Primary Election – Tuesday, August 11, 2020 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

The state primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election. Absentee voting for the 2020 August Primary Election begins Friday, June 26, 2020.

Absentee / Early Voting Location: Room 209 of the New Brighton Community Center

Absentee Voting Hours: June 26, 2020 – August 7, 2020 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm*

Early Voting / Direct Balloting Hours: August 4, 2020 - August 7, 2020 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Extended Early Voting / Direct Balloting Hours:

  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, August 10, 2020 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Note: In-person absentee voting will not be available Friday, July 3rd in recognition of the Independence Day Holiday.

General Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Absentee voting for the 2020 November General Election begins on September 18, 2020.

Absentee / Early Voting Location: Room 209 of the New Brighton Community Center

Absentee Voting Hours: September 18, 2020 – November 2, 2020 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Early Voting / Direct Balloting Hours: October 27, 2020 - November 2, 2020 Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Extended Early Voting / Direct Balloting Hours:

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday, November 2, 2020 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

How to Submit an Absentee Ballot

**Remember to allow at least seven (7) to ten (10) days between requesting your absentee ballot and completing the voting process.

1. Complete an absentee ballot application.

If you are applying for an absentee ballot via paper, complete the absentee ballot application, sign it and return it to:

Ramsey County Elections  
P.O. Box 64098
St. Paul MN 55164-0098
Fax: 651.638.2044
Email: terri.spangrud@newbrightonmn.gov

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.

3. Return your ballot to Ramsey County.