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Absentee Voting

How to Absentee Vote

  • In person - Apply and/or vote during normal office hours and extended walk-in hours (see Election Dates) at the City Clerk's Office.
  • By mail - Call, write or fax the City Clerk's Office for an application.
  • On line - Fill out the application, print and then sign and mail it to the City Clerk's Office, 330 City Hall, 411 W. 1st St., Duluth, MN  55802.

    Please allow adequate time for mailing to and from the City Clerk's Office of the application and ballot.  (The ballot cannot be mailed until the SIGNED application is received.)

    Assistance in Receiving and Returning an Absentee Ballot (Agent Delivery)

    The following voters may authorize another person (known as their "agent") to pick up and return an absentee ballot for them during the seven days before the election:

    • Patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and nursing homes
    • Residents of group homes
    • Residents of battered women's shelters
    • Residents of assisted living facilities
    • Voters who are disabled
    • Voters 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 your facility.

    In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete the Request for Agent Delivery Form and the Absentee Ballot Application.  You must have a preexisting 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's Office.  This activity may only occur the seven days preceding an election.  Ballots can be picked up until 2:00 p.m. on Election Day and completed ballots must be returned by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day.  A person cannot deliver and return ballots for more than three voters.

    For an overview of how agent delivery works read more on how the Agent Delivery Process works.


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