2020 Elections – General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

COVID-19 Precautions – The City of Carver will be taking extra safety precautions in the precinct due on Novemebr 3, 2020, to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These precautions will cause longer than normal wait times for voters, so if you choose to vote in person on Election Day, we ask you to plan accordingly and to be patient. This may include waiting in cold weather or in your car until the line is shorter.  

Becoming an Election Judge

  1. For more details, see Becoming an Election Judge
  2. If interested, fill out an application form – Application Form
  3. Return application form to vsonseiden@cityofcarver.com

 

 

Prepare to vote by:

1) Checking your registration status by clicking Registration Status
or
2) Registering to vote by clicking Registration

Note:  You must re-register each time you change your address, name, or do not vote at least once during a four-year period. Update your registration by completing a new registration application.

Absentee/Early Voting

Location for Absentee Voting:
Carver County Elections
Government Center
600 East 4th St.
Chaska, MN 55318

Voting Dates and Times:
September 18 – November 1
(Monday – Friday – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)

Saturday, October 31
(Saturday – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

November 2
(Monday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Voting Dates, Times and Locations

All eligible voters in Carver County can vote early by absentee either in person or by mail.  City of Carver residents vote at the Carver COunty Justice Center in Chaska.

Absentee ballots available September 18, 2020.  A recent change means that pre-registered voters using an absentee ballot by mail don’t require a witness signature. Non-registered absentee voters registering as part of their absentee voting by mail process still must have a witness signature.

Apply online or print and complete an absentee ballot application

You may apply for a paper form absentee ballot application by contacting the Carver County Elections office by calling (952) 361-1910 or by emailing.

Check all the ways to vote early

Check absentee ballot status for state or federal elections

COVID-19 Protocols

Absentee voting for the 2020 General Election begins on Friday, September 18, 2020. Voters are encouraged to vote by mail, if possible, to keep fellow voters and elections staff safe.

For those voting early in person, proper safety protocols exist at the Carver County Government Center. Only a certain number of voters are allowed in the building at a time, which could result in voters waiting in line outdoors.

  • Voters must wear a face covering at all times, per State mandate
  • Each facility has floor markings and traffic flow plans to maintain physical distancing requirements
  • Please don’t visit in person if you’re sick

Check absentee ballot status for state or federal elections

How to return your voted absentee ballot:

Return your voted ballot by mail or in person.  For the 2020 State General Election, absentee ballots returned via mail must be USPS postmarked on or before election day (Nov. 3, 2020) and received by Nov. 10, 2020.

Return by mail:

Mail your ballot back in the pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope that was provided with your ballot materials.

  • For the 2020 State General Election absentee ballots returned via mail must be USPS postmarked on or before election day (Nov. 3, 2020) and received by Nov. 10, 2020.
  • If you don’t think your ballot will be received in time using regular mail, you may choose to pay for an express delivery service.

Return via express delivery service:

Voters may also choose to return absentee ballots via express delivery service (FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.). If using express delivery service, address delivery to:

Carver County Elections
Government Center
600 East 4th St.
Chaska, MN 55318

Return in person and ballot drop-off:

Due to COVID-19, voters are encouraged to return their ballot by mail. If necessary, voters may return their ballot in person to locations below during absentee voting hours. Voters must follow County or City COVID-19 policies, including wearing a face covering and staying six (6) feet apart at all times.

  • Return your own ballot in person by 3 p.m. on election day to:
    • Carver County Elections at the Carver County Government Center
  • Someone else may return your voted ballot by 3 p.m. on election day to:
    • Carver County Elections at the Carver County Government Center

 All registered voters can return ballots that are postmarked by Election Day.

Questions?

For more information regarding the elections, contact Vicky Sons-Eiden, Elections Administrator, at 952-448-8727 or vsonseiden@cityofcarver.com.