Minnesota Voter Info

The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Minnesota, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, minnesota!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Mon Nov 2, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Oct 13, 2020

Early Voting

Deadline Dates Vary by Locality
Deadline Dates Vary by Locality

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
Post received by Tue Nov 10, 2020
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 3:00PM
Mon Nov 2, 2020

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Minnesota if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Minnesota
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 20 days prior to the election
  • Reside in Minnesota and the parish in which you want to vote
You are NOT eligible to vote in Minnesota if:
  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
Restorative Requirements
  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.
You may preregister to vote in Minnesota
  • if you will be 18 by Election Day
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

 Individuals convicted of a felony are ineligible to vote while incarcerated, on parole, or on probation. Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Minnesota prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Minnesota voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Minnesota students who consider their school address their home are able to establish voting residency at that address. The Secretary of State has made clear that students “have a choice as to where [they] register to vote and cast [their] ballot.”

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Minnesota you should provide one of the following:
  • Your Minnesota Driver's License Number
  • Your Minnesota ID Number
If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
If you register to vote on Election Day you will need to provide one of the following:
  • Learner's Permit
  • ID Card
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • A registered voter from the same precinct who will sign an oath confirming your address
  • Receipt for Driver's License, Lerner's permit or ID
  • Valid Student ID accompanied by on-campus housing listing that denotes US Citizenship
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • A staff person from your residential facility who can confirm your address
If you do not have this form of ID(s), Minnesota will also accept:
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
Together with one of the following:
  • Student Fee Statement
  • Bank, credit card, rent or mortgage statement dated within 30 days of the Election
  • Lease or rent agreement
  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for Phone, TV, internet, solid waste, sewer electric gas or water
If you are registered voter in Minnesota, you do not need to show ID to vote.

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    Minnesota Voter Info

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