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County Board Approves In-Person Absentee Primary Voting

Post Date:06/16/2020 5:00 PM

CHASKA, MINN.—The Carver County Board of Commissioners approved in-person absentee voting at the Government Center for the upcoming primary election June 26-August 10. 

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, County election officials encourage voters to request a ballot by U.S. mail to help protect residents and County employees by visiting mnvotes.org. A recent change means that pre-registered voters using an absentee ballot by mail don’t require a witness signature. Non-registered absentee voters registering as part of their absentee voting by mail process still must have a witness signature.

To complete this application online you must:

  • Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
  • Provide an email address
  • Provide your identification number: MN-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card or last 4 digits of Social Security Number

You may apply for a paper form absentee ballot application by contacting the Carver County Elections office by calling (952) 361-1910 or by emailing .

But not everyone may be able to vote by mail, which means that in-person absentee voting at the Government Center, 600 4th St. East, Chaska, occurs Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., from June 26-August 10. You can also vote on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended hours on the day before the primary, Monday, August 10, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Voters must follow the following safety guidelines if voting at the Government Center:

  • Postpone your visit if you’re sick or you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Maintain physical distance protocols, denoted by floor stickers
  • Follow signed traffic flow patterns
  • Additionally, election officials encourage the wearing of a cloth face covering, with coverings provided if voters don’t have their own

For more information on voter eligibility and registering, please visit www.mnvotes.org.


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