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Find Out if You’re Eligible to Vote

In order to 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.

Register to Vote

In Minnesota, you may register at least 20 days before Election day or on Election Day at your polling place.

Tips for new voters

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.


Mail-In Ballots and Voting Early

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day.

Other information on early voting



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