Register to Vote

You can register to vote as long as you will be 18 years old by the November General Election Day. In fact, 17 year olds who will be 18 by Election Day can participate in the presidential caucuses in Minnesota, too.

Register Today!

Registration in Minnesota is straightforward and easy to complete online. In addition, voters can register by mail or on Election Day with necessary documents. Read below and visit the Secretary of State's website to kick off your registration process.

To register before Election Day, voters must provide their name, date of birth, address and their Driver’s License ID number OR last four digits of social security number.

Eligibility

In order to vote in Minnesota, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
  • You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge has revoked your right to vote
  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent

Registration Deadlines

  • Online Registration - 21 days prior to election
  • Mail Registration - 21 days prior to election
  • Election Day Registration
    • Option 1: Bring ID with current name and address
    • Option 2: Bring Photo ID plus a document with current name and address
    • Option 3: Registered Voter who can confirm name and address
      • One Registered Voter can vouch for up to 8 others
    • Option 4: College ID (if housing list provided)