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REGISTER TO VOTE

Who can vote in Minnesota
You must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.
You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.

Registering to vote for 17-year-olds:
To pre-register to vote at 17-years-old in Minnesota, you must be at least 18-years-old when the next election occurs (special, township, state primary, or state general).

Because special elections can be called at unexpected times, your application may be returned if an election becomes scheduled in between the date you register and your birthday. If that happens, simply wait until that election passes, and register again.

You can see if you are registered at your current address.

It's quick and easy! You will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.

Download and print forms in English and other languages. Use these forms to register yourself or to register others in a voter registration drive.

You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need proof of residence to register. Learn more about registering when you vote.




VOTE EARLY BY MAIL

To vote by mail, apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You do not need to be registered to apply.
Read before you apply
For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
  1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
  2. You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
  3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.
Apply by email, mail or fax
  • To request an application in an alternative format such as Braille, please call 1-877-600-8683
Apply online
The online application is only for federal, state or county elections.
Application deadline
You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot and for you to return it on or before Election Day.
Ballots will be sent starting June 29 for the 2018 Primary Election, and September 21 for the 2018 General Election.

Deadline to return your ballot
Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day. Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS). You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters.

Track your ballot
You can track the status of your ballot and confirm that it was received and counted.
Have an agent pick up your ballot (agent delivery)
In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This is called ‘agent delivery.’  Read more about agent delivery


VOTE EARLY IN PERSON

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.
Locations
All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.
  1. You can vote in person at your county election office.

  2. In addition to your county election office, some cities and towns offer in-person absentee voting. Check with your city clerk's office for more information.
Hours
For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. In addition, locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must be open:
  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
  • The day before Election Day until 5 p.m.
  • This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections.
Some local jurisdictions may provide additional absentee voting days or hours beyond the above required days and times. Call your jurisdiction for more information.

2018 Early Voting Dates:

PRIMARY ELECTION
First day to vote early in person: Friday, June 29
Last day to vote early in person: Monday, August 13

GENERAL ELECTION
First day to vote early in person: Friday, September 21
Last day to vote early in person: Monday, November 5


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