Voter registration

The first step to voting is registering. Whether you pre-register online or by submitting a paper application in person or by mail, or you register at the polls, all voters must register before voting.

Use the Voter Registration Lookup to determine if you are registered to vote under your current name and address.

You need to re-register to vote if you have:

  • Moved to a new address since you last registered.*
  • Changed your name since last being registered.
  • Have not voted at least once in the last 4 years.
*When moving, completing a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service can update your existing registration. When getting a new or updated driver's license or state ID card, including changing your address on these IDs, there is also an option to update your registration. It's always a good idea to double-check your registration status to ensure it has been updated after a move.

Pre-register to vote now online, by mail, or in-person

  • Pre-registration ends 21 days before each regularly scheduled primary or general election.
  • A voter registration application submitted in-person or by mail must be received by election officials by 5 p.m. on the date of the deadline.
  • Online applications can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. on the date of the deadline.
  • Newly registered voters will receive a postcard from the election office telling them where to vote on Election Day.

Registering online

If you need to register or update your registration, you can complete your registration online with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
To complete a voter registration application online, you must:

  • Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota.
  • Provide an email address.
  • Provide one of the following identification numbers: from a Minnesota-issued driver's license or Minnesota ID card, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
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Complete a voter registration application to submit in-person or by mail

Voter registration applications can be completed and returned in-person or by mail to the county or state elections office. Voter registration applications sent in by hard copy must contain original signatures and cannot be faxed or emailed.

Download and print applications:

Pick up a Voter Registration Application

Register in-person at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services, located on the second floor of Minneapolis City Hall, at 350 South 5th St. in Room 201, as well as other city halls, county courthouses, and public buildings throughout the state. Visit one of the following locations to obtain voter registration applications:

Completed forms may be delivered to:

Hennepin County Elections
Hennepin County Government Center
300 S. 6th Street - Public Service Level
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0060

Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
Election Services Counter
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155


Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive – Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103

Minnesota does not issue voter cards. Newly registered voters will receive a postcard from the elections office. The postcard tells the voters that they are registered and where they vote on Election Day.

Voters who would like to get a Voter Certificate as proof they are registered to vote - which is not required in order to vote but is sometimes desired by voters for other purposes - may do so through Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-5151, for a fee.

Additional information on voter registration from the Minnesota Office of Secretary of State

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.