Do I need a witness to vote absentee?

A witness is not needed for the absentee ballots of registered voters in the 2020 Minnesota State Primary. For new registrations or those who need to re-register a witness is still required and the following information below applies: 

Minnesota Election Law requires every voter to show their blank ballot to a witness prior to filling it out. The same witness must also fully complete the witness section on the ballot return signature envelope. Any registered voter in the state can act as a witness. Additional witnesses that do not have a state residency requirement are a:

  • College Registrar
  • County, City or Town Clerk
  • Judicial Officer
  • Notary Public
  • Any other official who can administer an oath

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1. Do I need a witness to vote absentee?
2. What if I am unable to sign my absentee ballot application?
3. How do I know if my absentee ballot has been accepted?
4. Why is my absentee ballot rejected?
5. I live temporarily or permanently outside of the US territory. Who do I contact for an absentee ballot request?