Register to vote

Register online

Register to vote online: it's quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.

Register on paper

Download and print forms in English and other languages. Use these forms to register yourself or to register others in a voter registration drive.

Register on Election Day

You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register.

Check my registration

You can see if you are registered at your current address.

Voter registration drives

Any individual or organization can help register the public to vote. Learn about the rules and best practices.

Common questions

Who can register and vote in Minnesota?

You must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
  • You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.
  • You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.

Do I have to register if I move or change names?

Yes. You must re-register each time you change address, change names or do not vote at least once during a four-year period. Update your registration by completing a new registration application.

You can check to see if you are registered with your current name and address

Is there a registration deadline?

Unlike many states, you can wait until Election Day to register in Minnesota. However, we encourage you to register before Election Day—it will save you time at the polling place.

Can I register when I renew my driver's license or state ID?

Yes. You can register to vote by checking a box on your driver’s license or state ID application or renewal form.

Before Election Day, check your registration status online to make sure your registration was processed successfully. 

Can I register when I change addresses with U.S. Postal Service?

If you move to a new Minnesota residence, you can submit a United States Postal Service (USPS) change-of-address form. USPS will notify election officials of the change. If election officials can match the record in their system, they will update your address and mail a green confirmation postcard to you.

Before Election Day, check your registration status online to make sure it was successfully updated. 

Do I have to choose a political party when I register?

No, Minnesota does not have political party registration.

Where can I get proof of registration?

Proof of registration can be obtained from your county election office.  

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Minneapolis 311
Can Help

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