Last updated on October 17, 2018

If you are registering or changing your registration at the polls, you should plan on showing “proof of residence” when you vote.  Proof of residence includes: (1) A current and valid state-issued driver’s license or ID or (2) a combination of some other photo ID and a document that shows your current name and address (such as a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document).

Minnesota voter registration deadlines

Election Day Registration:

If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during the in-person absentee voting period or on Election Day. Simply go to your regular in-person absentee voting site -- or to your regular polling place -- to register and vote. Contact your Local Election Office if you have any questions.

Minnesota voter registration rules

To register in Minnesota you must:

Minnesota voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.

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