Voter Registration

How do I register to vote?

To vote, you must be:

  • are a citizen of the United States.
  • will be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
  • will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day.

Make sure to:

  • use the address where you currently reside (live).
  • have any felon 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.

Registering in advance (20 days before Election)

At least 20 days before Election Day, you may register to vote by doing one of the following:

Registering on Election Day

To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must have authorized proof of residence:

  • Valid Minnesota Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit or receipt of either with current address located in precinct.
  • Valid Minnesota I.D. or receipt with current address located in precinct.
  • A registered voter in the precinct who can vouch for you.
  • Registration in the same precinct indicating a previous name or address.
  • Mailed notice from the Registration Office indicating late registration.
  • A Tribal I.D. with name, address, signature, and picture of the individual.
  • Voters may register with a combination of two documents: one photo ID from Group 1 and one current bill from Group 2, listed below.
    • Group 1
      Approved photo IDs must contain voter’s current name and photo. It may contain voter’s old address or have no address.
      • MN Driver’s License
      • MN State ID
      • MN post-secondary student ID
      • Tribal ID
      • U.S. Military ID
      • U.S. Passport
    • Group 2
      Acceptable bills must show voter’s current name and address in the precinct.
      • Utility bill (due within 30 days of the
        Election Day)
         Electric
         Garbage
         Gas
         Internet service
         Sewer
         Solid waste
         Telephone (land line, cell VOIP)
         TV (cable or Satellite)
         Water
      • Rent statement dated within 30 days of the
        Election Day that itemizes utilities
      • Current student fee statement
  • You must re-register if:
    • Your name or address changes
    • You have not voted in the last four years.

Reasons to register again

Once registered, you need not register again unless:

  • you move
  • you change your name
  • you do not vote for four years

Am I Registered to Vote?

To check your voter registration statues, use the Secretary of State's Voter Registration lookup service. You can also call City Hall to find out if you are registered to vote.