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Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

Voter Registration Drives

Compensation for Collecting Voter Registration Applications
Individuals or organizations can register eligible voters. Any registration applications they collect must be submitted within 10 days of when the voter signed and dated the application.

Workers can be compensated for registering eligible voters. However, individuals or organizations who compensate those registering voters by law cannot:

  • Compensate by a fixed payment rate per application.
  • Provide greater compensation for submitting an established number or quota of applications.
  • Provide less compensation for not submitting an established number or quota of applications.

A person who breaks this law is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

State Agency and Nonprofit Voter Registration Requirements
State agencies and nonprofits that have contracts with the State of Minnesota must provide voter registration to the public (Minnesota Statutes 201.162). Appropriate employees must be assigned to provide nonpartisan voter registration help, including asking the public if they want to register.

The Office of the Secretary of State has voter registration applications available and will be happy to provide any nonprofits with forms as requested. The Office can also provide training to staff who will be conducting registration. For assistance, please contact the Elections Division at (651) 215-1440 or

Last updated: 4/4/2014 11:40:42 AM