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.  In Minnesota, you can also register at your polling place on Election Day. Learn more about  voting day registration at

Verify Voter Registration
To verify your voter registration status, please click here.

ID Needed for Voter Registration
To register to vote you need to provide your Minnesota driver’s license number or Minnesota ID number. If you do not have a Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota ID, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these, write “NONE” in box #10b of your voter registration application. This is required by law. To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must have authorized proof of residence. This includes:

A valid Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit or receipt of either with your current address located in the polling place precinct
A valid Minnesota ID or receipt with current address located in the polling place precinct
A witness or voucher by another voter of the same precinct. A voter may vouch for a limit of 15 voters. This includes an oath of a pre-registered voter in the same precinct or of a voter who registers in the same precinct on Election Day with an authorized identification document. A voter who is vouched for cannot vouch for another voter.
Registration in the same precinct indicating a previous address
If you are a student, you can show your address in the precinct by using an ID
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 utility bill. Photo ID examples include:
Minnesota driver's license with current name (licenses from out-of-state are not acceptable.)
Minnesota state ID. (An ID from another state is not acceptable.)
U.S. Military ID
U. S. passport
Minnesota Tribal ID
Utility bill examples include:
Electric bill
Gas bill
Water bill
Sewer bill
Solid waste bill
Cable television bill
Telephone bill
Please note that the utility bill must have your name, current address, and be due within 30 days of the election. You must re-register if your name or address changes or you have not voted in four years.

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