It's National Voter Registration Day! Are you registered?

Sept. 23 is the country’s third annual National Voter Registration Day. As part of the holiday, the City’s Elections & Voter Services division will provide materials and support to help get Minneapolis residents registered.

You need to register if:

  • You’ve never voted.
  • You’ve moved to a new address since you last registered.
  • You’ve changed your name since you last registered.
  • You have not voted in the last four years.

Register online or on paper by Oct. 14

Register online through a new application managed by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. To complete the online application, you must:
  1. Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota.
  2. Provide an email address.
  3. Provide an ID number from a Minnesota-issued driver's license or Minnesota ID card or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Or you can fill out a paper voter registration application, and return it in person or by mail so that it is received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the county or state elections office. (The return address appears on the application form.)

Voter registration forms are available at Room 201, Minneapolis City Hall; Hennepin County Service Centers; public libraries; Minneapolis Police stations; Minneapolis Fire stations and other public offices. You can also download an application, available in multiple languages, to print and submit.

Oct. 14 is the deadline for pre-registering for the 2014 election. If you register before the deadline, you won’t have to register at the polls. That will save you time on Election Day, and you won’t need to bring documents with you on Election Day.

About National Voter Registration Day

In 2008, 6 million Americans did not vote because they did not know how to register or they missed their state's voter registration deadline. To make sure no American is left out, volunteers from all over the country will hit the streets for National Voter Registration Day Sept. 23. This single day of coordinated volunteer, technology and media efforts is aimed at creating widespread awareness of voter registration opportunities. Several nonprofit organizations and other partners in Minneapolis will participate in National Voter Registration Day by holding voter registration drives throughout the city.

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