early voting

Why vote early?

Voting early gives you one less thing to do in your busy life and ensures that your vote counts if you have to take on another shift, care for yourself for a loved one, or if you just run out of time in the day. All voters can vote by mail for any reason.

3 simple steps

Voting early? It’s simple! Follow these three simple steps to vote early in the 2021 Saint Paul or Duluth municipal elections.


Make sure you’re registered to vote (click here).


Request an absentee ballot.


Mail in your ballot or drop it off at an approved ballot drop-off location by November 1.

How to vote

Saint Paul

For Saint Paul voters, you can vote early by mail or return your absentee ballot in person. Submit an absentee ballot by mail, email, fax or in person at the Plato Building in Saint Paul. 

Click here to get your absentee ballot and more information on how to vote early.


Duluth voters can vote early by mail as long as the absentee ballot is returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 3:00 p.m. on Election Day (November 2, 2021).

Learn more about voting early and how to get your absentee ballot.