From quick, simple answers to detailed information

Find answers and information about what you need to know as a voter, including the three basic steps to voting:

1. Get Registered

2. Get Informed

3. Vote

How to vote in 3 steps - One-page flier - English (pdf) 

voting eligibility

You are eligible to register and vote in Minnesota if you:

  • are a United States citizen.
  • will be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
  • will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately before Election Day.
  • maintain residence at the address given on your registration form.
  • are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote.
  • have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote.
  • have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or you have completed your sentence.*
*Potential voters with a question on the status of a prior felony conviction should contact their probation officer to gain clarification and resolve any status questions prior to completing a voter registration application.

Giving false information on a 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.

How voting works in minnesota

Videos produced by the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State in 2014 to help voters prepare for Election Day:

"It's Election Year, Minnesota" (2 minute video - English) - Animated video provides voters with an overview of the voting process.
Also available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish

"Get Ready to Vote!" (30 second video - English) - Animated video provides overview of helpful voter tools.
Also available in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish

Video series produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotas and the Office of the Secretary of State:

"Minnesota Votes: Introduction to Voting" Video Series This series can help new voters learn about voting, and is accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), captions, voiceovers, and text and Microsoft Word transcripts of audio content with video descriptions included.

How to Vote In Minneapolis video produced by the 2013 Urban Scholars

Minneapolis 311
Can Help

Contact Minneapolis 311 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.