League of Women Voters



Minnesota Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

To find out information about local elections contact your local League of Women Voters or contact your local Board of Elections.

Minnesota ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote by mail you need to provide your Minnesota driver's license number or Minnesota ID number. If you have not been issued a Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these, write NONE in box #10b of your voter registration application. This is required by law.

To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must have authorized proof of residence. This includes:

Minnesota Absentee Ballot Process

There is no specific deadline to request an absentee ballot. Ballots are available 46 days before an election

Completed mail ballots must be received by your county auditor no later than the Election Day. Any voter may vote absentee in any election they choose.

Minnesota ID Needed for Voting

You only need ID to vote if you have not registered before arriving at the polling precinct or if you are a first time federal voter who registered by mail and whose registration was not verified. You must show one of the same IDs as are valid on Election Day registration.

Minnesota Time off to Vote

You have the right to take time off of work to vote. Employers cannot require you to use personal leave or vacation time. Your employer may ask that you let them know when you will be gone. Employees should only take as much time off as needed to vote and then return to work immediately.

Minnesota Registration Deadline

Registration temporarily closes 20 days before an election. You can still register to vote at your polling location on Election Day or at your Early Voting location. You will need to provide a proof of residence in order to register on Election Day.

Minnesota Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, use your states resource or contact your county elections office.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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