Voter Registration

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register 20 days before Election Day for your name to appear on the polling place roster or on Election Day at your polling place.

Already registered to vote?

Check your registration status:  Voter Registration Lookup  Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You can update your registration information by completing another Voter Registration Application (.PDF)

If you are not registered, you may do so and vote in Minnesota if you:

  • Will be at least 18-years-old on Election Day
  • Are a citizen of the United States
  • Will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Use the address where you currently reside (live)
  • Are finished with all parts of any felony sentence
  • Are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
  • Have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Register to vote

Complete a Voter Registration Application [PDF] Please read the confidentiality notice about information provided on the Voter Registration Application.  Voter Registration Applications in Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Russian, and Vietnamese are available from the Office of the Secretary of State.

Giving false information on your voter registration application is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.

Submit the voter registration application by mail or in person to:

Secretary of State              OR       Hennepin County Elections

60 Empire Drive
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103 


300 South 6th Street
C190 Government Center
Minneapolis, MN 55487 


Newly registered voters receive a postcard from the Office of the Secretary of State telling them that they are registered and where they vote on Election Day.

If you miss the pre-registration deadline (20 days before each election) you can still register to vote on Election Day.

View the Requirements for Election Day Registration