Minnesota voter registration guide
Minnesota voter registration deadlines
- Register to vote (online): 21 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (by mail): Received 21 days before Election Day
- Register to vote (in person): Election Day
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- not be under a court-ordered guardianship in which the right to vote has been revoked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.
Minnesota online voter registration
- You can register to vote online if you have a Minnesota driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card. If you don't have a Minnesota ID, you can register to vote using your Social Security Number.
- 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 21 days before Election Day.
Minnesota by-mail voter registration
- Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- 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.
- Box 7 - Choice of Party: Leave blank
- Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- 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.
- Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your local election office.
- Your voter registration form must be received 21 days before Election Day
Minnesota in-person voter registration
- Contact your local election office to find where to register to vote in person.
- Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, and bring 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.
Minnesota same day registration
- Summary: Minnesota has same day registration. You can register and vote during the early voting period and on Election Day.
- Where to go:
Go to your designated voting location. Click here to find out where to vote.
- What to bring:
Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, and bring 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.
- Need help? Contact your local election office if you have questions.
Registering to vote in Minnesota with a felony conviction
If you have been convicted of a felony and would like to register to vote, please visit Restore Your Vote. They will help you determine your eligibility and guide you through the process.
Local election office
Contact your local election office if you have questions.
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
- Minnesota online voter registration
- Minnesota online absentee ballot request
- Minnesota voter status lookup
- Minnesota absentee ballot tracker
- Minnesota polling place locator