A Message to Minnesota Voters

Your vote this fall is important to Minnesota! To move Minnesota forward, we must win key elections this year, but we need your help.

We have several races where you can make a difference, including re-electing U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. Please vote and encourage your friends in Minnesota to vote. With Angie Craig running in Congressional District 2 against Jason Lewis and Dean Phillips running in Congressional District 3 against Erik Paulsen, we have our best chance ever to flip these districts from red to blue.

Also, key in Minnesota’s continued success, is to keep the governor’s office in DFL control. Tim Walz, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Governor, and Peggy Flanagan, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Lieutenant Governor, are committed to building “One Minnesota.” Under this vision, all Minnesotans will share in our state’s prosperity. One Minnesota is a place where everyone, regardless of where they live, what look like, or who they love will have a seat at the table and voice in shaping our state’s future.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to votefromabroad.org, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in Minnesota.

On behalf of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, I thank you for your commitment to voting.

Democratically yours,
Ken Martin
Chair, Minnesota DFL


Your deadlines are coming up. Don't forget:

REGISTER to vote from abroad by Tuesday, November 6. Your registration form will also request your ballot and may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend registering by email or fax.


REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot by Tuesday, November 6. Your request form may be sent by email, fax or postal mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax and having your ballot delivered to you by email. Due to delivery time we don’t recommend having it delivered to you by post.


RETURN your ballot by Tuesday, November 6, 8 pm CST. Your ballot must be mailed and received by the close of polls on Election Day. Mail your voted ballot early enough for it to reach Minnesota by the deadline. We recommend mailing your ballot by Monday, October 8.


All overseas voters may vote in elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races). Overseas voters who indicate they “intend to return” may also vote in Minnesota state elections.

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.