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Minnesota voter registration guide

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Minnesota voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 13, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 13, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020

Check your Minnesota voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Minnesota registration using the Minnesota voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Minnesota voter registration rules

To register in Minnesota you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before Election Day
  • maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if previously convicted of a felony, have completed or been discharged from your sentence
  • not be under a court-ordered guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked
  • not be found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote

Register to vote online in Minnesota

  • You must include your Minnesota driver's license number, Minnesota state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Minnesota online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 13, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Minnesota

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Minnesota driver’s license or state ID number. If you don't have one, provide the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write “NONE” here.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Leave blank
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  7. Your voter registration form must be received by October 13, 2020

Register to vote in person in Minnesota

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Minnesota voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Minnesota elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Secretary of State  
60 Empire Drive, Suite 100  
St. Paul, MN 55103‐1855