Yes! Minnesota has same-day registration. To learn more about what you’ll need to register, click here.
Yes! You can check your current registration status with this tool from the Minnesota Secretary of State.
You can request a vote-by-mail ballot online here.
Your ballot will be sent out starting on September 18, 2020. It must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10). Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).
You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by your county within the next seven calendar days (November 10).
You can return your ballot in person no later than 3PM on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else. You may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on Election Day.
You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.
For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. In addition, locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must be open:
This does not apply to school districts holding standalone elections.
Some local jurisdictions may provide additional absentee voting days or hours beyond the above required days and times. Call your jurisdiction for more information.
You can find your Election Day polling location with the I Will Vote Poll Finder tool.
Yes. You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time. You have the right to take time off work to vote in all state and federal elections, and in all regularly scheduled local elections.