Voting In Minnesota

PRIMARY ELECTION
August 14, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
July 24, 2018
Election Day Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

NO. Minnesota Driver's License or State ID Number is requested OR the last four digits of a registrant's social security numbner. If voter has never been issued either these they may still register. ID required when registering online.

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.

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

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

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Election Office. Voters enrolled in the SAFE AT HOME Program can register HERE.

DEADLINE: MAILED forms must be received twenty-one (21) days before Election Day.

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

Election Day Registration

YES. Voters may register to vote at their polling place on Election Day. Voters must provide proof of residence.

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).

Registration Portability?

YES. Registered voters who move to a new precinct within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Registered voters who move within the same precinct can cast a regular ballot at their polling place without any additional documentation.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. Only voters wishing to register at their polling place must show ID in order to register.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Minnesota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can request a ballot ONLINE or download and print a form to be mailed, faxed, or emailed to their County Election Office. Voters can choose to become a Permanent Absentee Voter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No specific deadline, but recommend requesting your ballot at least one month before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Minnesota is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. 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 and ends at 5:00pm the day before Election Day. Contact your County Election Office for hours and locations. 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 HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Minnesota.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after completing sentence, probation, parole, or supervised release. Ex-felons 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.