Online Voting in Minnesota

Online Voting: NOT YET X

Online Registration: YES 

Registering to Vote in Minnesota

If you pre-register to vote, you must do so by 5 pm on the 21st day prior to Election Day.  Otherwise, you can register at the polling place on Election Day – just be sure to bring the identifying documentation listed below! You can check your registration status here.

Qualifications

In order to be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately prior to the election
  • Be older than 18 years old at the time of election
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, unless your conviction has been discharged, completed, or expired
  • Not have had your voting rights revoked by a court of law

Where and How to Register

In Minnesota, you may vote online, by mail, or in person. Keep in mind you may also register on Election Day at the polling place.

To register online, go to Minnesota’s Voter Information Portal. You will need an identification number which can be provided either by your MN driver’s license, your MN state ID card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

To register by mail, download and complete the Minnesota Voter Registration Application. Mail the completed form to the address listed on the application.

To register in person, complete the same registration application and either bring it to the polling place on Election Day, or submit it in person at your local county elections office.

If you decide to register at the polls on Election Day, bring one of the following types of identification:

  • A valid photo ID such as a MN driver’s license, permit, or ID card
  • A valid student ID that has your picture (only if your college has given a student housing list to election officials)
  • A photo Tribal ID card that shows your signature
  • A valid voter registration in your same precinct showing a different name or address
  • A registered voter residing in your precinct who can sign an oath confirming your address
  • An employee of your residential facility who can sign an oath to confirm your address
  • You may also provide an expired photo ID with a proof of residency, such as a utility bill or rent statement dated within 30 days of Election Day

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