State of Minnesota Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Minneapolis Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Oct 17, 2017
  • Online by Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:59pm
  • Post received by Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:00pm
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Recommended (not required) by Wed Nov 1, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Hand Delivered by Tue Nov 7, 2017 3:00pm CST
  • Post received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST

Early Voting

Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017

City of St Paul Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Oct 17, 2017
  • Online by Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:59pm
  • Post received by Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:00pm
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 7, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Recommended (not required) by Wed Nov 1, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Hand Delivered by Tue Nov 7, 2017 3:00pm CST
  • Post received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST

Early Voting

Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017 5:00pm CST

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

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.

Find my polling place

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.

Absentee Voting

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

You are eligible to vote in Minnesota if you:

  • Reside in Minnesota and the parish in which you want to vote
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 20 days prior to the election
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Minnesota
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Minnesota if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony crime, you may vote in Minnesota if your voting rights have been restored

You may preregister to vote in Minnesota

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Minnesota you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Minnesota ID Number
  • Your Minnesota Driver's License Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you register to vote on Election Day you will need to provide one of the following:

  • A staff person from your residential facility who can confirm your address
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Valid Student ID accompanied by on-campus housing listing that denotes US Citizenship
  • Receipt for Driver's License, Lerner's permit or ID
  • A registered voter from the same precinct who will sign an oath confirming your address
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • ID Card
  • Learner's Permit

If you do not have this form of ID(s), Minnesota will also accept:

  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Tribal ID

Together with one of the following:

  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for Phone, TV, internet, solid waste, sewer electric gas or water
  • Lease or rent agreement
  • Bank, credit card, rent or mortgage statement dated within 30 days of the Election
  • Student Fee Statement

Voting In-Person

If you are registered voter in Minnesota, you do not need to show ID to vote.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Minneapolis Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST

City of St Paul Municipal Election held on Tue Nov 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST Received by Tue Nov 7, 2017 8:00pm CST

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • U.S. Passport

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • U.S. Passport

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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You may choose whether to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax. Regardless of how you receive it, your ballot must be returned by mail or an express delivery service.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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You may choose whether to receive your ballot by mail, email or fax. Regardless of how you receive it, your ballot must be returned by mail or an express delivery service.