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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Voting Hours for State and Federal Elections

Most polling places open at 7 a.m., and all must close at 8 p.m. Voters in line at the polling place any time before 8 p.m. have the right to vote.

Towns with less than 500 registered voters are not required to open until 10 a.m. but can choose to open earlier.

Voting Hours for Municipal and School District Elections

  • Most polling places open at 7 a.m., but are not required to do so.
  • Metro polling places do not have to open until 10 a.m., but they can choose to open earlier.
  • Greater Minnesota polling places do not have to open until 5 p.m., but they can choose to open earlier.

Call the organizer of the election (county, city or school district) for polling place hours. The Office of the Secretary of State does not have specific polling place hours.

Last updated: 4/4/2014 11:40:44 AM