How to vote
November 4 is Election Day. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place in Minnesota, use the Polling Place Finder, or contact your city or county. Your employer is required to give you time off to vote on the morning of Election Day.
Registering on Election DayIf you are not already registered to vote, you can register at your polling place on Election Day in Minnesota. You will need one of the following to verify your residence:
- Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit, identification card, or receipt for one, with your current address,
- Tribal ID where authorized, with your current address
- If the Minnesota license or ID has a former address, you may bring a recent utility bill* to use with your license
- "Notice of Late Registration" postcard
- U.S. passport with utility bill*
- U.S. military photo ID card with utility bill*
- If you are a student, you can use student ID, registration, or fee statement with your current address; student photo ID with utility bill*; or student ID if you are on a student housing list on file at the polling place
- Someone who is registered in the precinct where you live who will vouch for your residence
Voting information for University of Minnesota StudentsCollege students in Minnesota can vote in their hometown (as long as they still have a permanent residence there), in person, or by absentee ballot. Or they can vote where they are attending school. They must choose one place to vote; they cannot vote in both locations.
To find your polling place in Minnesota, use the Polling Place Finder.
Am I eligible to vote?You may register and vote in Minnesota on the next Election Day 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
- Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
- 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