Registering to Vote in Minnesota

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register before Election Day, or on Election Day at your polling place. 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 another Voter Registration Application.

Registration Info and Deadline

The voter registration deadline is 20 days before the election or at your polling place on Election Day, also called Same-Day Registration. In Minnesota, you can also register at your polling place on Election Day. Learn more about Same-Day Registration.

Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, please click here.

Same-Day Voter Registration

To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must demonstrate proof of residence in that precinct. This includes:

  • Any valid Minnesota state-issued ID with your address, including driver's license, learner's permit, or ID card(you can also bring in the yellow receipt if you haven't received the physical card yet)
  • College students living on campus from schools providing student rosters to their county can show a valid student ID (nearly all colleges and universities in Minnesota provide these rosters to election officials)
  • Tribal ID issued by the tribal government of a tribe recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior containing your name, address in the precinct, signature and picture

You can also register using a combination of one approved photo ID and one approved proof of residence document. Photo ID examples include:

  • Expired Minnesota-issued photo ID or tribal ID
  • U.S. Military ID
  • U.S. passport

Proof of resident document examples include:

  • Mortgage or rent statement
  • Any utility bill

***NOTE: document must have your name, current address, and be due within 30 days of the election.

If you don't have access to any of these, you may use a process called "Vouching". A witness or voucher is another registered voter of the same precinct who will testify to your residence in the precinct. A voter may vouch for a limit of 15 voters. The registered voter signs an oath attesting they have personal knowledge you reside in the precinct. A voter who is vouched for cannot vouch for another voter.

For more information:
Sara Grafstrom, 
Director of Advocacy and Community Relations
651-291-1086, ext. 8