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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:
If you are unable to sign your application you may simply place an "X" mark on the signature line. You may also authorize someone else to sign it for you by having that person sign your name and their name next to it with a note stating that such authorization was given by the voter. A Power of Attorney signature is not acceptable on its own.
You can track the status of your absentee ballot. You will have to provide your name, date of birth, and the same identification number you included on your application.
If your absentee ballot is rejected no later than Friday prior to Election Day, we will send you a replacement ballot and a letter explaining what you need to do to correct the error. The following situations may cause your absentee ballot to be rejected:
You need to complete a different absentee ballot application directly through the Ramsey County Elections Office or the Secretary of State’s Office.