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Voting in Minnesota

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Minnesota?

You are eligible to vote in the state of Minnesota if you:
  • Will be at least 18-years-old on Election Day
  • are a citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence

Voter Registration Options in Minnesota

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Minnesota:

By Mail

Mail or drop off your application to either your county election office

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


You can register to vote online

Click here to Register Online

Same Day Voter Registration

You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location.

Check The Locations Where to Register

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Minnesota

You have the following 3 options to vote in Minnesota:

In Person

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Mail

To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

Early Voting

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day.

Click here to locate early voting locations

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