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How to register to vote in Minnesota

National Voter Registration Day is the perfect time to register to vote, find your polling place, or check your registration status.

MINNEAPOLIS — Been thinking that you need to register to vote? Consider this a sign.

The fourth Tuesday of September is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide push to help Americans register to vote or update their voter information.

To vote in Minnesota, you must be 18-years-old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Minnesota for 20 days and finished with all parts of any felony sentence.

You can find your polling place and see if there are any upcoming elections for your address on Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon’s website.

Follow these quick links to get yourself registered:

Register online 

You’ll need an email address, Minnesota driver’s license and Minnesota ID card.

Register on paper

Click the link to download an application in your preferred language.

Drop the finished application at your county election office or the Secretary of State's office:

Secretary of State
60 Empire Dr.
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Register on Election Day

Register at your polling place with one proof of residence:

  • An ID that has your current name and address
  • A photo ID and a document with current name and address
  • A registered voter who can confirm your address
  • College student ID with housing list
  • Valid registration in the same precinct
  • Notice of late registration
  • Staff person of a residential facility

The deadline to register in advance is 20 days before Election Day.

Think you're already registered to vote? You can check your registration status online.