League of Women Voters

Minnesota Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must be:

  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
  • Not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote or not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
  • Not convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed,) or you have been discharged from your sentence
  • Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

You may pre-register as a 17 year old, as long as you will be 18 by the next election date (special, township, primary, general). If a special election is scheduled before you turn 18 your registration will be returned to you and you are asked to wait until after the special election before registering again.


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