While Minnesota doesn't offer early voting, absentee voting began on Friday, Sept. 20. There are four reasons to vote absentee:
1. If you will be absent on Election Day.
2. If you are ill or disabled.
3. If you are an election judge in another precinct.
4. If you will be observing a religious holiday.
Once turned in, you can vote that day in person or you can vote via USPS mail.
If you are not registered to vote yet and want to vote absentee your identification card or driver's license with a current name and address will be needed. If you've recently moved and your identification has your old address a current utility bill with current address will work.
Absentee voting at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center, 6700 Portland Ave. S., can take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until the end of business on Nov. 4, with special hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 2.