What laws are in place to make voting by mail secure?

Each and every ballot we receive must be inspected closely by two election officials for the following:

  • The voter's name and address on the envelope matches the application.
  • The voter has not already voted in the election in person or by mail.
  • The voter has signed on the front of the envelope.
  • The voter has provided the same identification number on the signature envelope as on the application. Otherwise, the signature must be matched to the signature on the application form.
  • The voter is registered and eligible to vote in the precinct or has included a properly completed registration application with proof of residence marked on the signature envelope.
  • For non-registered voters, a witness has signed the statement on the signature envelope and has provided a Minnesota residential address or has affixed a notary stamp.

Your ballot application and signature envelopes are kept on file for 22 months in case any questions or concerns arise that need to be investigated.

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1. Why should I vote by mail?
2. Can I still vote in-person if I want to?
3. Will polling places be open on Election Day?
4. What are you doing to prevent virus transmission in polling places?
5. I want to vote by mail. How does it work?
6. How do I know that my mail ballot is safe to open? (i.e. germs)
7. What laws are in place to make voting by mail secure?
8. How do I know my mail ballot was counted?
9. What’s the deadline to return my mail ballot?
10. Can I drop my ballot off in-person rather than mail it back?
11. Can I drop off another voter’s ballot?
12. Will my ballot count as long as it is postmarked by Election Day?
13. Can I drop off my ballot at my polling place on Election Day?