Just moved into or out of Minnesota and wondering how to vote?

Laws regarding elections can vary from state to state. In most states, you must be a resident of the state for a minimum period of time before you are eligible to vote. In Minnesota, you need to be a state resident for at least 20 days before Election Day in order to be eligible to participate. There is not a minimum residency requirement at your current address, only within the state.

If you move to Minnesota less than twenty days before Election Day, on or after Oct. 20, you will need to contact the state you moved from about how you may be able to vote.

If you moved from Minnesota to another state, and you are not eligible to vote in your new state, you can cast a Presidential-only absentee ballot. You are eligible to use this special absentee ballot only if you moved out of Minnesota between October 9 and November 8. The ballot will only contain the candidates for president and vice-president. You will receive the ballot from the county in which you most recently resided in Minnesota, and you must return that ballot to that same county election office by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. For previous Minneapolis residents, Hennepin County provides presidential-only absentee ballots.

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