MOST-USED LINKS: • Voter Registration Lookup • Voter Registration Application • Election Official Directory
REGISTER TO VOTE • pre-register at least 20 days before Election Day • register on Election Day at your polling place
Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place. To be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota you must:
Updating Your RegistrationYour registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may update your registration information by completing and submitting another Voter Registration Application.
Verify that you're registeredUse the Voter Registration Lookup to find out if you're already registered to vote at your current address.
REGISTERING TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY - November 6, 2012If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence.
To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must bring one of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence in the precinct :
If you need to update your Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID, get more information from Driver and Vehicle Services' Driver's License FAQ.
Registering before Election Day - Deadline to pre-register was October 16, 2012You may register to vote by completing a Voter Registration Application and submitting it by mail or in-person to your local election official. Find contact information for your county elections official by using the Election Official Directory.
Once you're registered, you will receive a postcard with information about where you vote (your polling place) and your name will appear on the list of voters at your polling place. It takes some time to put the list together, so if you haven't registered at least 21 days before the election, you can register at the polling place on Election Day.
Please read the confidentiality notice about information provided on the Voter Registration Application.
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