Today is the deadline to pre-register for the Primary Election

The City of Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services Office encourages all eligible voters to participate in the Tuesday, Aug. 12 Primary Election. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Individuals are eligible to vote if they are a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old who has resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to the election. Any voters who have moved or changed their name since they last voted must re-register.

Contests on the ballot in Minneapolis include federal, state, county, school board, and judicial offices. All Minneapolis voters are encouraged to vote in the primary and make their voice heard in selecting who will be on the ballot in the November general election.

Are you pre-registered?

If you are not registered with your current name or address, you can register online or can pick up paper registration forms at government offices, libraries, park buildings, fire and police stations. More information is available on the Elections pre-registration website. Registration cards in Hmong, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese are available on the Elections language support website.

All individuals whose registration applications are received by election officials by 5 p.m. today, July 22 will be pre-registered for the Aug. 12 primary. Voters who newly register will receive a postcard notifying them where to vote. Pre-registration for the general election re-opens the day after the primary.

If you miss today’s deadline to pre-register, you may still be able to vote. Minnesota is one of several states with Election Day registration. Individuals may register at the polls on Election Day by providing one of the forms of identification required by Minnesota law. Beginning with this election, the list of documents allowed for proof of identify and address has been expanded, making it even easier to register at your polling place. Please allow extra time at the polls to register. See our website for identification allowed for Election Day registration.   


Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415
elections@minneapolismn.gov