League of Women Voters

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:

  • A valid Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit, Minnesota ID card or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture, name, address and signature
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • Both 1) a phot ID from the list below and 2) a current bill from the list below with your name and address in the precinct

Photo IDs (may be expired)

  • Minnesota driver's license
  • Minnesota ID card
  • United States passport
  • United States military ID card
  • Tribal ID or veteran's card that includes a signature
  • Minnesota University, College or Technical College ID card

Bills (delivered electronically or by mail)

  • Utility bill due within 30 day sof election day (telephone, TV, internet service, electric, gas, solid waste, sewer services, water)
  • Rent or mortgage statement dated within 30 days of election day
  • Current student fee statement
  • Credit card or bank statement dated within 30 days

You must re-register if your name or address changes or you have not voted in more than four years.


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