Minnesota Secretary Of State - Ballot drop box locations
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Ballot drop box locations

Minnesota voters have different ways they may return their voted absentee ballot before election day:

  • by mail using the supplied stamped envelope
  • dropped off at the elections office that sent the ballot during business hours
  • deposited anytime in a secure drop box

On election day, absentee ballots may be returned no later than 8 p.m. to the elections office or secure drop box. Ballots for cities and towns that vote by mail may be returned to the county elections office or secure drop box no later than 8 p.m.

The information below is about secure ballot drop box locations.

County auditors or municipal clerks may provide secure drop boxes for the return of absentee ballots as long as they meet the requirements of MS 203B.082. Any locations must be shared with this office before every regularly scheduled election. All drop box locations shared with this office are listed below. Last updated on December 15, 2023.

Voters may only return ballots to a drop box operated by the county or city they live in. Locations below are ordered by county, then city. If you do not see your county or city listed below, return your absentee ballot to the elections office that sent the ballot.

Aitkin County residents

  • Aitkin County Government Center, 307 2nd Street NW, Aitkin, MN 56431 

Chisago County residents

  • Chisago County Government Center, 313 North Main Street, Center City, MN 55012

Cook County residents

  • Cook County Courthouse, 411 W 2nd St, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Cottonwood County residents

  • Cottonwood County Courthouse, 900 3rd Ave Windom, MN 56101

Lake County residents

  • Law Enforcement Center, 613 3rd Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Meeker County residents

  • Meeker County Courthouse, 325 N Sibley Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355

Nobles County residents

  • Nobles County Government Center, Door 1, 315 Tenth Street, Worthington, MN 56187

Norman County residents

  • Norman County Courthouse, 16-3rd Ave E, Ada, MN 56510
  • 15-2nd Ave E, Ada, Mn 56510 – Handicap Accessible – drive up from parking lot

Pennington County residents

  • 101 Main Ave N, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Polk County residents

  • Polk County Government Center, 612 N Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716

Rock County residents

  • Rock County Courthouse, 204 E Brown St, Luverne, MN 56156

Stearns County residents

  • 3301 County Rd 133, Waite Park, MN 56387

City of Burnsville residents 

  • Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN 55337

City of Hastings residents 

  • Hastings City Hall, 101 4th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033

City of Mendota Heights residents 

  • Mendota Heights City Hall, 1101 Victoria Curve, Mendota Heights, MN 55118

City of North Branch residents 

  • North Branch City Hall, 6408 Elm St, North Branch, MN 55056

City of St. Louis Park residents

  • St. Louis Park City Hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416