Voting in
Minnesota

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Minnesota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Minnesota election website or call (877) 600-VOTE to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - State Primary

08/11/2020
State Primary Election Day
07/21/2020
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Open
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Minnesota

Don’t miss your next election!

Minnesota will hold its state primary election on Aug. 11th. Voters may register to vote by-mail or online through July 21st, or in-person on election day. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested for each election, no excuse required.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. However, you may have to affirm that you are not an active member of another party. See Minnesota Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Jun. 26th to Aug. 10th

You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from Jun. 26th to Aug. 10th at 5:00 p.m. before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.

To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 4th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for multiple elections during the calendar year, no excuse required.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Minnesota

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Minnesota.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.

17 year olds may be able to participate in their caucus or convention if they will be 18 by the general election. See party websites for details.

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.