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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - State Primary
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.
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.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.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Minnesota
Do Voters Need ID?
- No, voters do not need an ID
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in Minnesota.
- 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.