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

Minnesota voters need to show ID at the polls only if they are registering to vote at the polls or if they are first time voters in a federal election. Valid forms of identification include;

  • ID with current name and address
  • Photo ID alongside a document with current name and address
  • College student ID with housing list
  • Notice of late registration

More info on all valid forms of ID can be found here.


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.)