Helpful Voting Links — Minnesota
Don't miss your next election! Minnesota will hold its primary election on August 14th, 2018 and general election on November 6, 2018. You may register to vote with valid ID on Election Day. Preregistration is recommended.
- Register to Vote
- Check your registration status
- State Election Website
- State Election Dates
- Find your Polling Place
- See Your Ballot
- Absentee Ballot Instructions
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Felon Voting Laws
- Call the Election Office: (877) 600-VOTE
- County Election Offices
- County Government Information
Primary/Caucus Info — Minnesota
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, including caucus locations.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Minnesota
Voter ID Requirements — Minnesota
What forms of ID are acceptable?
Any of the following with your current name and address:
- A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
- A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
- A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
- A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
- A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
- A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
- An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath.
- Both 1) a photo ID from the list below, and 2) a current bill from the list below with your current name and address in the precinct.
- Photo IDs (may be expired): Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota ID card, United States passport, United States Military ID card, Tribal ID card, Minnesota educational institution ID card
- Utility bill due within 30 days of election day (delivered electronically or by mail): Phone, TV, Internet services, Electric, Gas, Solid Waste, Sewer Services, Water
Early & Absentee Voting — MinnesotaRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: June 29th to Aug. 13th
You can vote in person at your county clerk's office from June 29th to Aug. 13th 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 July 13th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be witnessed by another Minnesota voter or Notary and postmarked by the day before the election.