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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.

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Voting Information for Minnesota

Don’t miss your next election!

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.

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.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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.

Request Your BallotMore Mail-in & Early Voting Info

Voter ID + Access for Minnesota

Do Voters Need ID?

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

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • 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.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?
    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

     

     

    Voting and attending college?
    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info