Voter ID
in Minnesota

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?
No

ID required for first time voters?
Yes

ID required when voting absentee?
No

Acceptable ID Types for Minnesota

Minnesota voters are not required to show ID at the polls or by mail.

First time voters who did not provide their DL number or SSN when registering to vote will need to provide one of the following forms of identification when voting;

In Person: Photo ID or proof of residence
By Mail: Copy of photo ID or proof of residence

Valid Forms of Identification include;

Photo IDs that have photograph and name

  • Driver’s license or state issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Employee ID card
  • Credit or Debit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Health Club ID
  • Insurance Plan ID card
  • Public Housing ID Card

“Non-photo” IDs that have name and address

  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Government Paycheck
  • Document Issued by a governmental agency
 

Voter ID Details

If your voter registration is current and active, you do not need to bring identification. This means you were successfully registered at least 21 days before Election Day and you have not moved or changed names since then.

If you need to register to vote or update your registration, or you have not voted in four years or more, you will need to show proof of residence before you register and vote. You will also need to show an ID if you are returning an absentee ballot in person, and you may need to show ID if you are voting for the first time.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will be able to vote a regular ballot, as IDs are not required to vote for most voters in Minnesota.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)