Registering to Vote

Voting Eligibility

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before election day or on election day at your polling place. To be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota you must:

  • Be at least 18-years-old on election day
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
  • Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
  • Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Voter Registration -  pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • Online registration at:
  • Paper Submission:  Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may update your registration information by completing and submitting another Voter Registration Application (PDF)
  • Same day registration - you can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register.
  • Use the Voter Registration Lookup to find out if you're already registered to vote at your current address.