If your question is about absentee or early voting and is not otherwise answered on our absentee / early voting page, please contact Ramsey County Elections staff , who is managing all absentee and early voting, directly through their on-line contact form or via phone at 651-266-2171.
If you have a question about the November 3, 2020 Election or about general election administration in New Brighton that is not otherwise answered on this page, please contact our City Clerk via email or by phone at 651-638-2045.
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. Voters can also vote early in the seven (7) days before Election Day. Learn more about absentee and early voting options by clicking here.
Military and overseas voters can vote by absentee ballot by using the process outlined in the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) administered by the MN Secretary of State’s Office.
In order to keep voters, election judges and election staff as safe as possible in the polls on Election Day, we will be following recommended social distancing and other precautionary measures such as:
Frequent cleaning of high touch surfaces
Single-use pens for voters.
Non-latex gloves for election judges who share materials with voters
Increased availability of Curbside Voting
Click here to read our complete Election Day COVID-19 Response Guide that we use to train our election judges.
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.
Find out what offices and candidates will be on your ballot by visiting the MN Secretary of State’s website and clicking on Who’s On My Ballot. Information is available approximately 45 days prior to Election Day.
Visit the Secretary of State’s Candidate Filings page to look for contact information for specific candidates and offices.
Some voters may be able to authorize an individual (agent) to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them. This service is available only within the seven days preceding an election.
Each agent is allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters.
A flowchart outlining the process of absentee voting using an agent for delivery can be downloaded for easy reference.
No. Not unless they qualify for Agent Delivery.
The following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return their absentee ballot in the seven (7) days immediately preceding Election Day.
In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete and return 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 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 2:00pm on Election Day. Completed ballots must be returned to the City Clerk by 3:00pm on Election Day.
Wondering if you’re registered to vote? Find out here.
If you don’t find your voter registration or if your information is incorrect, you can update your registration at the same time you cast an absentee ballot!
When you come to cast an absentee ballot in person, allow an extra 5 minutes or so and be sure to bring allowable proof of residency in the precinct with you. The MN Secretary of State’s website lists documents that Election officials can accept as proof of residency in the precinct.
In the 46 days prior to Election Day, voters may cast an absentee ballot in person or they may complete the absentee process by mail. In Minnesota, all citizens are allowed to vote using an absentee ballot for any reason and all absentee ballots that have been received by Election Day and accepted* by the Absentee Ballot Board are counted. You can also track the status of your ballot and verify it has been counted!
*Note: To be accepted by the Absentee Ballot Board:
Alternately, voters may choose to cast a ballot using the early voting process in the seven (7) days before Election Day. Voters who choose to use the early voting process put their ballot directly into the ballot counter yourself like Election Day. Learn where to Vote Early In-Person >
If you need help voting, you have lots of options! Click here to learn more!
Election results can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Click here to view results >
Here are some unique situations you might fall into:
For more information, please contact any of the following voting resources.