State of Minnesota Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at your polling place on Election Day

You must have resided in Minnesota at least 20 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Any registered voter can vote absentee in person early at a county elections office.

If you are not registered, you can still vote early in person if you show proof of residence.

For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. Locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must also be open the last Saturday before Election Day from 10am to 3pm, the day before Election Day until 5pm. Voters may also use 24 hour dropboxes.

Absentee Voting

Any person eligible to register to vote in Minnesota may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail or by dropbox. Some cities or towns also offer in-person absentee voting.

General Information