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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Minnesota for 20 days prior to Election Day.

  • If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed all parts of your sentence.

  • Must not be declared legally incompetent by a court.

How do I register?

  • In the state of Minnesota, you can register to vote online, via mail, or at the polls on Election Day.

  • To register online, you must have a Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of Social Security number will be needed. Go to

    • The deadline to register online is 21 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, you can print and mail a form to a county election office or “Secretary of State, 60 Empire Drive Suite 100, Saint Paul, MN 55103.” You can find the form at

    • The deadline to register via mail is 21 days before Election Day.

    • You can also drop off the application by 5 PM, 21 days before Election Day.

  • You can also register at the polls on Election Day.

  • You do not have to register under a political party in order to vote in either the primary election or general election.

Can I pre-register?

  • You can pre-register if you are 17 years old and will be 18 by Election Day.

  • Note: Special Elections may occur and the application given may be returned if one of these elections occurs between the date registered and the registree’s birthday. In this case, simply wait until the special election passes and register again.

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