Voter pre-registration if permitted in Minnesota until 21 days before an election.
The last day to pre-register before the Primary Election is July 19, 2016. The last day to pre-register for the General Election is October 18, 2016. You may register to vote by completing a Voter Registration Application available at County Offices, City Hall or the Secretary of State’s website. Click here for a Voter Registration Application. You can also complete your registration online.
Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or don’t vote for four consecutive years. To update your information you must complete a Voter Registration Application.
After you have registered, you will receive a postcard with information about where you vote and your name will appear on the list of voters at your polling place. If you are unable to register at least 21 days before Election Day you can register on Election Day at the polling place.
Click here to and you can check to see if you are currently registered at the Secretary of State’s "Am I Registered" page.
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be at least 18 years old on Election Day.
- Have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to Election Day.
- Have any felony convictions completed or discharged.
- Not have had your voting rights revoked by a court.
- Not have been found legally incompetent by a court.
Who needs to register?
- Individuals who have never registered to vote.
- Individuals who have moved since they last registered.
- Individuals who have changed their name since they last registered.
- Individuals who have not voted at least once in the last four years.