Voter Registration

Registration Overview


Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register up to 20 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 4 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 Registration


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 by completing a Voter Registration Application and submitting it by mail or in-person to your local election official.  

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 20 days before the election, you can register at the polling place on Election Day. 


Voter registration information can be found here



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. The Minnesota Secretary of State provides up-to-date information on the acceptable election day registration documentation. Please review the information here