Voting In Minnesota

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018
Election Day Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

YES. Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE, but must have a valid Minnesota Driver's License or non-driver State ID OR the last four digits of their social security number to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Voters may register at their Polling Place on Election Day. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Safe At Home Members
Voters enrolled in the SAFE AT HOME Program can register HERE.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Election Office.

Get a Registration Form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By-Mail: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Twenty-one (21) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Voters may register at their Polling Place on Election Day. See ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Safe At Home Members
Voters enrolled in the SAFE AT HOME Program can register HERE.

Election Day Registration

YES. Voters may register to vote at their polling place on Election Day. Voters must provide proof of residence. Click HERE for more info.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Minnesota.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Minnesota but has not updated their voter registration information.

Moved WITHIN the SAME Precinct
Voters can vote a regular ballot after providing their name and previous address.

Moved to a NEW County
Voters can re-register at their new polling place on Election Day but must provide proof of residence. Click HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

LIMITED. Voter who need to register to vote or update their registration, or who have not voted in four years or more will need to show proof of residence.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Minnesota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot.

For more info on absentee voting, voters can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Election Office.

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

APPLICATION DEADLINE
No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day in order to meet the ballot return deadline.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Minnesota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Minnesota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Election Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee Voting
BEGINS: Forty-six (46) days before Election Day
ENDS: 5:00pm the day before Election Day.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Minnesota voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

LIMITED. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a Presidential Election may vote in the Presidential Primary.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Minnesota should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Minnesota.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Minnesota.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.