New Protocol for Absentee Ballot Returns and a Reminder on Other Options for Voting In Person

New Election Protocol for Absentee Ballots

The U.S. Court of Appeals overruled the ruling that allowed for absentee ballots to be returned to County election office’s by mail (postmarked no later than 11/3/2020) and received by November 10 to be accepted. The new ruling now is:  In order to be counted, ALL absentee ballots must be received at the Carver County Government Center NO LATER THAN 3:00pm on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Return Absentee Ballot In-Person

If you have already requested and received an absentee ballot in the mail, you are encouraged to return the ballot in person to the Government Center in Chaska (600 East 4th Street) by Tuesday, November 3, at 3:00 PM.  NOTE: There is a separate line for these ballots and individuals need to come to “Door 1” by the flagpole and Veterans Memorial (past the voters in line to vote in person). Hours for ballot return are:

Saturday, October 31 – 10:00am-3:00pm
Monday, November 2 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, November 3 – 8:00am-3:00pm

Vote Absentee In-Person

You can also still Vote Absentee in person at the Government Center (address above) at the dates/times listed below. Wait times are averaging 2-3 hours minimum for this. This line is outdoors so plan accordingly for the weather.

Saturday, October 31 – 10:00am-3:00pm
Monday, November 2 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Vote on Election Day – Tuesday, November 3

City of Carver residents vote at City Hall, 316 Broadway, Carver, MN.  Polls are open from 7am – 8pm.

Did you request an absentee ballot and have not received it yet?

As long as the voter did not returned  the absentee ballot to Carver County Elections, the voter is still eligible to go to the polling place and vote on Election Day.

For any additional questions, please call the following numbers.  (If you get voicemail, please leave a message and someone will return your call.)

Carver County Elections – 952-361-1941
Vicky Sons-Eiden – Elections Administrator – 952-448-8727