I’d like to register to vote. How do I get started?
- Are you a U.S. citizen?
- Will you be at least 18 years old on Election Day?
- Have you been a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days?
- If you’ve been convicted of a felony, have you completed your sentence?
Then, can you also answer no to each of these questions?
- Has a judge revoked your right to vote?
- Has a court ruled that you are legally incompetent?
If so, then, yes—you are eligible to vote in Minnesota.
- Is a college student
- Serves in the military or lives abroad
- Lives in a nursing home or is in the hospital
- Is under guardianship or has an impairment
- Has personal safety concerns
- Lives in a residential facility
- Is moving on or around Election Day
- Is living in Minnesota temporarily
- Is homeless
- Has a criminal record
- Has a home in foreclosure
- Has a home that was destroyed
I’d like to register online
Great! Submitting your voter registration online is fast, simple—and you can do it all from the comforts of home. You’ll simply need an email address and one of the following:
- Minnesota driver’s license
- Minnesota ID card number
- Last four numbers of your Social Security Number
While online voter registration is closed for the primary election, you can still register in-person.
Want to register to vote in the November 3rd general election? Super. Just be sure to submit your online registration before the deadline on Tuesday, October 13th at 11:59 pm.
I’d like to mail or hand-deliver my voter registration
Great. It’s easy! Just print the voter registration form in your preferred language to get started:
Need a voter registration form in another format—perhaps in Braille? Just call the State of Minnesota at 1-877-600-8683 and they can help you out.
Then, when you’ve completed your form, simply return it to either your county election office or to the Secretary of State:
Anoka County Elections & Voter Registration
Hennepin County Elections
Carver County Elections & Licensing Department
Secretary of State
While the deadline to submit a paper registration has passed for the primary election, you can still register to vote in the primary in-person.
Want to submit a paper voter registration for the general election on November 3rd? Great. Just make sure that your application is returned by Tuesday, October 13th at 5:00 pm.
I’d prefer to register in-person
Since you’re registering in person, keep in mind that you’ll need to demonstrate that you’re a resident. How do you do that?
If you’ve changed your name or you’ve moved—but you still live in the same precinct—just share your previous name or address with the election judge.
Otherwise, you’ll need to do one of the following:
- Show a valid Minnesota ID with your current name and address
- Present a photo ID and a document that displays your current name and address
- Bring a registered voter who can vouch for your address
- Show a college student ID—provided your college or university has submitted a student housing list
- Bring your Notice of Late Registration if you issued the online or paper registration deadline
- Bring a residential facility staff person who can vouch for your address (this person will need to prove their employment)
You can find the State of Minnesota’s detailed proof of residence options, including acceptable ID, right here.