How do I know if my absentee ballot has been counted?

You can track the status of your absentee ballot at any point in the process and confirm that it was received and counted at the secretary of state’s website.  Please note, in order for the tracker to work you must enter all information exactly the same as what you put on your application. You can also check the status of your ballot by contacting Hennepin County Elections at 612-348-5151.

Status notations:

  • Initialized – Your ballot application has been received by election officials and is being processed.
  • Sent – Election officials have verified the information on your ballot application and have issued your ballot materials (either in person or through the mail).
  • Received – Election officials have received your completed absentee ballot.
  • Accepted – Your ballot is counted. Election officials have verified that you have met all requirements under state law to have your ballot counted.
  • Rejected – Your ballot has not been counted because required information was either missing or unverifiable on the ballot envelope you returned to elections officials. Election officials will send you a replacement ballot for completion. If this is within five days of Election Day, a replacement ballot will not be sent through the mail. Election officials will attempt to contact you by telephone or email to notify you that your ballot was rejected and provide you with options for casting a replacement ballot.

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1. Can I place my absentee ballot directly into a ballot counter at city hall?
2. Can I vote early if I'm not a registered voter?
3. Where can I return my voted ballot I received through the mail?
4. How do I know if my absentee ballot has been counted?
5. How can I serve as an election judge?
6. Where can I return a voted ballot for someone else?
7. I already completed and submitted an absentee ballot, can I change my vote?
8. Who should I contact?