Voter Registration

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register at least 21 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place.

Your registration remains current until you move, change your name or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may update your registration information by completing another Voter Registration Application.

  • will be at least 18-years-old on Election Day 
  • are a citizen of the United States
  • will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
  • are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law


Verify that you are registered
Use the  Voter Registration Lookup  to find out if you're already registered to vote at your current address. 


Registering before Election Day 
You may register to vote a variety of ways, please visit  Voter Registration  to complete your voter's registration.

Once you're registered, you will receive a postcard with information about where you vote (your polling place) and your name will appear on the list of voters at your polling place.  It takes some time to put the list together, so if you haven't registered at least 21 days before the election, you can register at the polling place on Election Day. 

Please read the  confidentiality notice  about information provided on the Voter Registration Application.


Registering on Election Day  
If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence.

To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must bring  one  of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence in the precinct :

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature 
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address 
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • Both 1) a photo ID from the list below, and 2) a current bill from the list below with your current name and address in the precinct
Photo IDs (may be expired)   Bills (delivered electronically or by mail)
  • Minnesota Driver's License
  • Minnesota ID Card
  • United States Passport
  • United States Military ID Card
  • Tribal ID Card
  • Minnesota University, College, or Technical College ID Card

  • Utility bill due within 30 days of election day:
    • Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.) 
    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
    • Internet services
    • Electric
    • Gas
    • Solid Waste
    • Sewer Services
    • Water 
  • Rent statement dated within 30 days of election day that itemizes utilities
  • Current student fee statement

If you need to update your Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID, get more information from Driver and Vehicle Services'  Driver's License FAQ.