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Secretary Simon: Voter Pre-Registration Deadline One Week Away

October 11, 2016

Don’t worry! Voters who miss deadline can still register on Election Day at their polling place

SAINT PAUL — Today, Secretary of State Steve Simon is reminding Minnesotans that the deadline to pre-register to vote for the November 8 General Election is one week away—Tuesday, October 18. Currently, 3,204,503 Minnesotans are registered to vote, the largest number Minnesota has ever seen ahead of Election Day.

Eligible Minnesotans can register to vote online at mnvotes.org until 11:59 p.m. on October 18, or return a paper voter registration application to the Office of the Secretary of State or their local elections office by 5 p.m. Voters who do not pre-register may register at their polling place on Election Day.

“I encourage all eligible Minnesotans to pre-register to vote, which will help reduce lines at voting sites on Election Day and save local governments money,” said Secretary Simon. “The voter registration process in Minnesota is easier and more convenient than ever before, and that’s in large part because eligible Minnesotans can register to vote from the comfort of their own home by going online to mnvotes.org. Minnesotans who don’t pre-register can still register at their polling place on Election Day.”

Voter registration applications are also available at every state agency, all 87 county offices throughout the state, and online in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Khmer, Amharic, and Karen. To request an application in an alternative format such as Braille, please call 1-877-600-8683

Minnesotans who are already registered to vote can confirm that their voter registration information is up to date at mnvotes.org, and should encourage their friends, family and co-workers to do the same. While Minnesota has more than 3.2 million registered voters, there are an additional 800,000 citizens who are eligible but have not yet registered to vote.

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