Voter EligibilityTo register, you must be:
See if you are registered to vote in Minnesota
When and How to Update Your RegistrationYou 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.
Registration DatesYou are encouraged to register before Election Day. To pre-register, election officials must receive your application at least three weeks before Election Day.
The 2014 General Election pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, October 14: Register online through 11:59 p.m., October 14; paper voter registration applications must be received by elections offices by 5 p.m., October 14.
You can register at your polling place on Election Day if you miss the pre-registration date.
Ways to Register to Vote
You can also register to vote by checking a box on your driver’s license application or renewal form. 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.
Party Affiliation Not RecordedWhen registering in Minnesota, you are not required or asked to publicly declare affiliation with a political party. Minnesota does not have political party registration.
Get Proof of RegistrationProof of registration can be obtained from your county elections office.
Correct an Error on Your Registration RecordIf you note a typo in your name on the confirmation postcard your receive after registering, contact your county elections office.
Confidentiality of Voter Registration DataRead the Voter Registration Confidentiality Notice to learn how voter registration data can and cannot be used.
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