For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
- Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
- Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) and received at Anoka County Elections Office by Tuesday, November 10.
- You can also drop off your mailed absentee ballot by 3PM on Election Day to Blaine City Hall, Mary Ann Young Center, or Anoka County Elections Offices. Ballots cannot be dropped off at your polling place.
- If you are returning someone else's ballot you will need to sign a return log and show identification with name and signature.
For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s Early Vote By Mail information.
Make an Appointment
While an appointment is not necessary, they are available upon request.
Monday - Friday
8AM - 4:30PM
The general election is going to be a little different this year. With the current COVID-19 pandemic the Secretary of State’s office and Anoka County has worked hard to provide protective supply items for all polling places across the state. In addition to hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and face masks voters will also see table top plastic barriers to protect both judges and voters while checking in, single use pens, and floor markings for distancing. Election officials will be following the CDC recommendations for polling places with additional guidance from the MN Department of Health on social distancing, cleaning, and other ways to reduce the possible spread within the polling place.
In the August 11 primary election, 53 percent of Blaine voters who participated in the election voted absentee, either in person or by mail. This trend is expected to continue for the November 3 general election. The City of Blaine is working on several options to make absentee voting easier for residents who choose that option. Voters who wish to receive an absentee ballot by mail will be able to drop off their ballot at Blaine City Hall or the Mary Ann Young Center instead of returning the ballot by mail.
Voters can take advantage of voting by mail to help reduce spread of disease. Voting from home is easy and available to any Minnesota voter through the absentee balloting system. To request a ballot by mail to vote from home go to MNVotes.org.
For more information on absentee voting or other voting-related questions contact Blaine Elections Office at Elections@BlaineMN.gov or 763-717-2737.
Election Day Voting
On Election Day November 3, all 24 polling places in Blaine will be open from 7AM until 8PM. Anyone in line at 8PM will be able to vote.
Blaine City Hall Elections Office is Open by Appointment Only
Most city business can still be conducted remotely by contacting staff by email or phone. You can find contact information at BlaineMN.gov/Directory. Have other concerns that would be better addressed in person? Blaine City Hall is now open by appointment only.
The election's office is available for in-person appointments to:
Appointments are not needed for in person absentee voting at the Mary Ann Young Center or for ballot drop off at Blaine City Hall or Mary Ann Young Center.
- Register to Vote
- Determine Where to Vote
Please remember that everyone visiting any city building must wear a face mask before entering and at all times while in the building. If you do not have a face mask, the city will provide a disposable one to you.