Hennepin County ballot counting begins

Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County starts counting ballots

The process of counting mail-in and early in-person absentee ballots is underway in Hennepin County. Minnesota law allows the counting of cast ballots to begin two weeks before the election.

Join Hennepin County Elections Manager Ginny Gelms for an elections update and a Q&A session.


  • Today: Thursday, October 22, at 10:30 a.m.


Ballot drop-off drive thru now available

Ballot drop off drive thru

Whether you're walking into Government Center or pulling up to our ballot drive thru, dropping off your ballot is easy in Hennepin County. Watch this video featuring Hennepin County Elections Manager Ginny Gelms to learn more.

Extended hours to vote early at Government Center

Regular hours 

  • September 18 - October 23, Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Extended hours (starting Saturday, October 24)

  • October 24: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 26 - 30: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 31: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 2: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at hennepin.us/news.

Discover how we're making a difference in our communities at hennepin.us/stories.