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Absentee Data


Data about absentee voting in Minnesota is listed below.

State General Election Absentee Counts

The table below lists counts of absentee applications and accepted ballots for the State General Election. This data also includes mail ballots initialized by counties for precincts that vote by mail. The data is current as of the date shown.

Statewide Counts

  • Applications submitted (11/8/22 ~3 p.m.): 773,255
  • Accepted ballots (11/8/22 ~3 p.m.): 657,575
Absentee Counts by County as of November 8, 2022 ~3 p.m.
County Applications Submitted  Accepted Ballots
Aitkin 6,279 4,375
Anoka 38,243 34,949
Becker 4,404 3,303
Beltrami 6,001 4,832
Benton 3,024 2,338
Big Stone 1,821 1,503
Blue Earth 12,299 8,955
Brown 4,346 3,364
Carlton 5,167 4,052
Carver 14,272 13,318
Cass 9,090 6,475
Chippewa 2,545 1,722
Chisago 4,519 4,145
Clay 7,555 5,879
Clearwater 861 573
Cook 3,299 2,444
Cottonwood 596 534
Crow Wing 9,330 7,559
Dakota 60,836 55,066
Dodge 1,181 1,063
Douglas 5,187 4,167
Faribault 1,542 1,199
Fillmore 3,353 2,278
Freeborn 3,612 2,844
Goodhue 4,115 3,668
Grant 3,317 2,243
Hennepin 197,410 177,445
Houston 1,057 930
Hubbard 3,327 2,676
Isanti 2,995 2,770
Itasca 12,391 9,012
Jackson 2,248 1,578
Kanabec 886 846
Kandiyohi 3,803 3,285
Kittson 1,866 1,323
Koochiching 3,103 2,453
Lac Qui Parle 2,247 1,471
Lake 1,405 1,149
Lake Of The Woods 2,325 1,441
Le Sueur 5,701 3,938
Lincoln 341 299
Lyon 4,150 3,132
McLeod 2,781 2,220
Mahnomen 1,650 978
Marshall 4,425 3,177
Martin 2,510 1,983
Meeker 4,280 3,005
Mille Lacs 2,026 1,640
Morrison 5,396 3,984
Mower 5,039 3,778
Murray 2,219 1,665
Nicollet 5,658 4,387
Nobles 3,493 2,438
Norman 2,640 1,660
Olmsted 18,140 15,645
Otter Tail 4,971 4,434
Pennington 1,637 1,329
Pine 3,073 2,257
Pipestone 2,628 1,798
Polk 6,382 4,464
Pope 2,891 2,134
Ramsey 68,282 59,296
Red Lake 1,538 1,088
Redwood 878 824
Renville 640 587
Rice 5,979 5,477
Rock 2,510 1,728
Roseau 3,987 2,707
St. Louis 20,313 16,584
Scott 16,811 15,440
Sherburne 7,028 6,370
Sibley 3,145 2,057
Stearns 18,825 15,584
Steele 2,844 2,710
Stevens 2,837 2,124
Swift 2,138 1,580
Todd 1,125 1,055
Traverse 1,109 882
Wabasha 2,698 2,155
Wadena 811 728
Waseca 1,339 1,122
Washington 39,892 37,009
Watonwan 2,695 1,942
Wilkin 1,924 1,317
Winona 3,785 3,212
Wright 13,838 12,763
Yellow Medicine 2,396 1,662

Absentee Data for Past Elections

Information about key absentee ballot metrics for past elections is in the table below. Additional information is available in the spreadsheet below. The data also includes mail ballots for precincts that vote by mail. Last updated 9/30/22.

Statewide Absentee Summary Data
Absentee Ballot Counts 2022 State Primary 2020 State General 2020 State Primary 2020 Presidential Primary 2018 State General 2018 State Primary 2016 State General 2016 State Primary
Transmitted 275,851 2,193,411 867,123 249,701 730,875 226,263 742,021 108,658
Returned 161,662 1,929,945 555,998 155,255 652,053 149,274 689,228 44,504
Accepted 155,097 1,909,701 543,665 145,824 638,581 143,975 676,722 42,079
Rejected 6,542 20,240 12,229 9,388 13,468 5,200 12,461 2,390

Download a spreadsheet of statewide absentee voting statistics 2014-2022

Data for past elections is also available through the Election Administration & Voting Survey.