2020 General Election Information
The general election is going to be a little different this year. With the current COVID-19 pandemic the Secretary of State’s office and Anoka County has worked hard to provide protective supply items for all polling places across the state. In addition to hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and face masks voters will also see table top plastic barriers to protect both judges and voters while checking in, single use pens, and floor markings for distancing. Election officials will be following the CDC recommendations for polling places with additional guidance from the MN Department of Health on social distancing, cleaning, and other ways to reduce the possible spread within the polling place.
In is expected that 60 percent of Blaine voters will vote absentee either by mail or in person. Absentee voting for the general election began on September 18, 2020.
Absentee Ballot Drop Off
The City of Blaine has two ballot drop off locations. If you requested a ballot by mail and are a Blaine resident you can return it to a Blaine ballot drop off location. Anyone who has not returned their absentee ballot is advised to bring it to a ballot drop off location. With the new Election Day deadline for absentee ballots the Secretary of State does not recommend returning your ballot by mail at this point.
Ballot Drop Off Locations:
- Mary Ann Young Center, 9150 Central Avenue NE
- Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE
Ballot Drop Off Hours:
- Friday, October 30, 8AM - 4:30PM
- Saturday, October 31, 10AM - 3PM
- Monday, November 2, 8AM - 5PM
- Tuesday, November 3, 8AM - 3PM
Mailed Ballot Deadline
If you have a concern about a recently mailed ballot reaching its destination in time for the new Election Day deadline you have some options.
- Track your ballot on MNVotes.org to view its status.
- Go to Blaine's early voting location at the Mary Ann Young Center and ask to have your mailed ballot spoiled and complete a new ballot.
- Go to your polling place on Election Day, ask to have your mail ballot spoiled and complete a new ballot.
Vote Early In-Person
In person absentee voting is available at the Mary Ann Young Center, 9150 Central Avenue NE. Voting is available at the following times.
Friday, October 30, 8AM - 4:30PM
Saturday, October 31, 10AM - 3PM
Monday, November 2, 8AM - 5PM
For more information on absentee voting or other voting-related questions contact the Blaine Elections Office at Elections@BlaineMN.gov or 763-717-2737.
Election Day Voting
On Election Day November 3, all 24 polling places in Blaine will be open from 7AM until 8PM. Anyone in line at 8PM will be able to vote. Find your polling place at MNVotes.org or BlaineMN.gov/Elections.