Voter registration

Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register 20 days before Election Day for your name to appear on the polling place roster or on Election Day at your polling place.

Already registered to vote?

Check your registration status and requirements

Visit the voter registration lookup website. Your registration remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You can update your registration information by completing another voter registration application.

If you are not registered, you may do so and vote in Minnesota if you:

  • Will be at least 18-years-old on Election Day.
  • Are a citizen of the United States.
  • Will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day.
  • Use the address where you currently reside.
  • Are finished with all parts of any felony sentence.
  • Are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights.
  • Have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law.

Register to vote

Complete a voter registration application to register. Please read the confidentiality notice about the information provided on the application. Voter registration applications are also available in Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Russian, and Vietnamese on the Office of the Secretary of State website.

Giving false information on your voter registration application is a felony punishable by no more than five years imprisonment or a fine of $10,000, or both.

Submit the voter registration application by mail or in-person to:

Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55103


Hennepin County Elections
300 S 6th Street
C190 Government Center
Minneapolis, MN 55487

Newly registered voters receive a postcard from the Office of the Secretary of State telling them that they are registered and where to vote on Election Day.

View the requirements for Election Day registration