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?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for Minnesota

  • Copy of current photo ID OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including a check that show's the voter's  name and address

Voter ID Details

  • First-time voters should plan on showing an ID at the polls.
  • Same-day voter registration voters must show an ID.
  • For online voter registration, voters must show an ID.
  • For absentee ballot requests, voters must show an ID and for returning a ballot voters must also include an ID as well.
  • Whether you need to bring your ID to the polls depends on if you need to register at the polling place or not. 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 or update your registration, or you have not voted in four years or more, you will need to show proof of residence before you vote.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You are not required to have an ID to vote 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.)