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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.

Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Don’t miss your next election!

On Nov. 2nd, St. Paul, Minneapolis and other cities and towns across Minnesota will hold local elections. Check with your local elections office to find out what elections are happening near you. The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is Oct. 12th. In person voter registration is available at your local elections office at polling locations through Nov. 2nd.

In Minnesota, you can vote on Election Day, early, and by mail. 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.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Sept. 17th to Nov. 1st (specific dates and times may vary by county)

You can vote early in-person in Minnesota at your county clerk’s office from Sept. 17th to Nov. 1st at 5 p.m. using an absentee ballot. No excuse required. For specific dates and times reach out to your local office.

To vote by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Nov. 1st at 5 p.m., but we recommend completing this application as soon as possible. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by your election office by Election Day. If you decide to return your ballot in person, it must be received by 3 p.m. on Election Day.

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


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