Update on In Person Absentee Voting for Saturday, October 31, 2020
If you are planning to vote today at the Mary Ann Young Center we ask for your patience. Due to a hardware issue with the statewide voter registration system we are experiencing longer than expected wait times. The current average wait to vote is just over one hour. Our poll workers are doing the best the can to move voters through as quickly as possible. Voting is open until 3PM today and anyone in line at 3PM will be able to vote. Voting is also available on Monday from 8AM - 5PM. On Tuesday all 24 polling places in Blaine will be open from 7AM - 8PM.
Additional Election Information
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:
- 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.
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.