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Voting Information


View the sample ballot here. For absentee instructions, click here. For the absentee application, click here.

Polls will be open on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Absentee ballots will be available starting Sept 22. To find your polling location, visit www.mnvotes.org or call (952) 226-0010.

Please check the links below for voting information.
If you have additional voting questions, contact Martha Walz: (952) 226-0010

Absentee (Early) Voting

You no longer need a reason to vote by absentee. Click here for absentee voting instructions.

Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to each election (September 22, 2017).

If you are in a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility and are in need of assistance to absentee vote, contact the County Elections Department for further information (952.496.8560)

Military Members
If you are in the military or residing outside the territorial limits of the United States, you may vote by absentee ballot using the address where you last lived in Minnesota. A special application form is required. Your parent, spouse, brother, sister or child at least 18 years of age may request a ballot for you.

In Person

You may vote in person at the Scott County Government Center during regular business hours; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (address: 200 4th Avenue W - Shakopee MN 55379)

Map of 200 4th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379

By Mail

Fill out the application below and return to:

Scott County Elections - 200 4th Avenue W. - Shakopee, MN 55379

or fax to: 952.496.8174

or email to: scelections@co.scott.mn.us

Apply early so you will have time to receive the ballot and mail it back before election day.

English version: Application

For all other languages, click here.

Please note: The online absentee ballot application on the MNvotes website is not available to voters for this election. It is only utilized for State, Federal & County Elections which are held in the even years. You must still mail the application in this election.

Am I registered to vote?

To check your voter registration status, click on the link to the Minnesota Secretary of State website:


Find your polling location

Find Your Polling Location
The Office of the Secretary of State has an online service to help voters locate their polling location. The Polling Place Finder provides information on where to vote and who will be on the ballot. All voters need to do is enter their residential address. This site will provide the location, and a map to the appropriate polling place. The site also lists the candidates for that address, and provides a sample ballot.

All polling locations will be available with the exception of the combining of Spring Lake Township, Cedar Lake Township and Sand Creek Township. For a list of polling locations, click here.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

The Minnesota Voter Registration Application (PDF) requires that you read and sign only if all parts apply to you as follows:

I certify that I:

  • Will be at least 18 years old on election day;
  • Am a citizen of the United States;
  • Will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day;
  • Maintain residence at the address given on the registration form;
  • Am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right to vote;
  • Have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote;
  • Have the right to vote because, if I have been convicted of a felony, my felony sentence has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence; an
  • Have read and understand this statement, that giving false information is a felony punishable by not more than five years’ imprisonment, a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.


Voter Registration Applications (PDF) can be found at the following locations:
Scott County Government Center
Customer Service
200 4th Avenue W
Shakopee, MN 55379

All Scott County libraries

You may also register to vote online on the Minnesota Secretary of State website here.


If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless you have:

  • Moved to a different address (if you submit a permanent forwarding order with the U.S. Postal Service, your voter registration may automatically be updated to your new address. You will receive a postcard notification);
  • Changed your name;
  • Not voted at least once within the last four years.