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How to vote in Minnesota on Super Tuesday

Some voters still have questions about whether they have dotted the I's and crossed the T's that make them eligible to cast a ballot. This may help.

ST PAUL, Minn. — With Super Tuesday and Minnesota's presidential primaries mere hours away, some voters still have questions about whether they have dotted the I's and crossed the T's that make them eligible to cast a ballot.

Here's a quick checklist.

In order to vote you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
  • You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.
  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.

Unlike many states, you can wait until Election Day to register in Minnesota. 

Wondering where to vote? The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office has a great interactive tool that can get you to the right polling place. 

When is my polling place open? From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST

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Do I need to bring ID to vote?  If your voter registration is current and active, you do not need to bring identification. This means you were successfully registered at least 21 days before Election Day and you have not moved or changed names since then. 

If you need to register or update your registration, or you have not voted in four years or more, you will need to show proof of residence before you vote. 

It can come in the form of:

  •  A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or ID; or a receipt for any of these.
  • Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.

If you don't have a valid license or Tribal ID, you will need a photo ID card and a document with your name and current address. 

Photo IDs that are accepted include:

  • Driver's license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID

Documents that are accepted include:

  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for Phone, TV or internet, solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water.
  • Banking or credit card
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day
  • Current student fee statement

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For more information on Tuesday’s presidential primary, text VOTE to 763-797-7215. You can also text that number to let us know about any issues at your polling places. Share your “I Voted” selfies as well.

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