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Minnesota Voting Guide

Find answers to your questions about voting in the next election in FindLaw's Minnesota Voter Guide. On this page you will find information about voter eligibility requirements, the voter registration process and deadlines, what you may need to bring with you to the polls for identification, absentee voting, and special accommodations for voters with disabilities.

Am I eligible to vote in Minnesota?

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age on Election Day, a resident of the state of Minnesota for at least 20 days, and registered to vote.

You cannot register and vote if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony crime and are in a correctional facility, on parole, probation or supervised release
  • A court has ruled you to be mentally incompetent

In Minnesota, a 17-year-old can pre-register to vote if you will be 18 when the next election occurs. (Your application may be returned if a special election is called before you turn 18. You will need to register again to vote in the following election.)

You can register to vote if you are under guardianship and a judge has not specifically revoked your right to vote.


Where Do I Vote?

Check here for your polling place. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

How to Register in Minnesota

There are several ways to register to vote in Minnesota. This includes registering:

In Person

You can register in person on Election Day at your polling place. You will need to show proof of residence before you can register and vote.


Complete the online voter registration process. You will need an email address, driver's license, ID card number, or a Social Security number. 

By Mail

Download the voter registration form. Print it out, complete it, and mail it to your county election office or the Secretary of State.


You can complete an application and request an absentee ballot by using the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP).

Minnesota Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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