Elections in Independence

Independence has one Precinct - The Independence City Hall
1920 County Road 90, Independence, MN 55359


  • Absentee voting – Sept. 17–Nov. 1
    • Vote absentee in-person at Independence City Hall or vote by mail
      • City Hall Absentee Voting – Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m, Friday 8 a.m. - noon
      • Direct balloting  Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, voters can place their ballot directly into the tabulator. 
      • Extended hours – Saturday, Oct. 30 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) and Monday, Nov. 1 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
      • See "Absentee voting in-person or by mail" below for more details.
  • Election Day – Nov. 2

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All eligible Minnesota voters can vote absentee for each of the 2021 elections (presidential primary, state primary, general election) in the following ways.


In Person

  • Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90
  • Sept. 17–Nov. 1, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • Direct balloting: Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 26, voters can place their ballot directly into the tabulator.
      • This does NOT include mail-in ballots. See below for more details.
    • Extended hours: Saturday, Oct. 30 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) and Monday, Nov. 1 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)


By Mail

  1. Complete an absentee ballot application form.
  2. Applications can be mailed to Hennepin County at the address on the reverse side of the form, or scanned and emailed to absentee@hennepin.us.
  3. When you receive your ballot, read the instructions carefully.
  4. Vote and complete your ballot. 


Ballot drop-off

  • Mail-in ballots can be dropped off with city elections staff or an election judge during in-person absentee voting hours. 
  • Mail-in ballots cannot be placed directly into the tabulator. They can be dropped off with an election judge, or we can spoil your mail-in ballot and you can fill out a new absentee application and ballot. 
  • On Election Day, mail-in ballots can only be dropped off at City Hall by 3 p.m. Do not bring mail-in ballots to your polling location. 
  • We will review all ballot envelopes for completeness before accepting. 


Drop box

  • We do not plan to have a drop box for mail-in ballots. They must be presented to an election judge during in-person absentee voting. 


  • Please be aware that witnesses are required for absentee ballots in 2021. Any registered Minnesota voter can serve as a witness for an absentee voter.

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