Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Minnesota, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
You can register to vote online or by mail by Oct. 13th. Please note that voter registration applications submitted by mail must be received by your elections office Oct. 13th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot, on Election Day, or by mail.
Miss the voter registration deadline? No problem! You can register to vote in person on Election Day or with your absentee ballot.
Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Sept. 18th-Nov. 2nd (specific dates and times vary by county)
You can vote in person at your county clerk’s office from Sept. 18th to Nov. 2nd at 5:00 p.m. before the election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required. For specific dates and times reach out to your local office.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Nov. 2nd, but we recommend completing this application as soon as possible. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Your signature envelope might have a box for a witness to complete and sign. Due to COVID19, there is no witness requirement for registered voters for the November 3, 2020 State General Election. Non-registered voters will still need a witness, to indicate their proof of residence.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for multiple elections during the calendar year, no excuse required.