Frequently Asked Questions about Voting in Minnesota
Am I eligible to register and vote in Minnesota?
- be at least 18-years-old on Election Day,
- be a citizen of the United States,
- have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day,
- have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed,
- not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights, and
- not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
- How do I register to vote?
- The Minnesota Secretary of State website provides detailed information about registering online and in paper. Minnesota also allows for registering at the polls on Election Day.
- What proof of residence will I need to bring to register on Election Day?
- A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
- A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
- A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
- A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
- A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
- A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
- An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath
- Both 1) a photo ID and 2) a current bill with your current name and address in the precinct. Valid forms of these two items are listed at MN Elections and Voting site.
- Where do I vote?
- The Minnesota Polling Place Finder provides location and maps/direction information.
- If I am out of town on Election day, how can I vote absentee?
- Yes, you can vote early with an absentee ballot up to 46 days before Election Day.