Minnesota

About this state

When you open the door for a stranger, that's "Minnesota Nice". When your state has the highest voter turnout in the ENTIRE COUNTRY, that's "Minnesota VERY Nice!" The 2022 election is right around the corner and we need every single one of you to make that blue wave! Which you would know a thing or two on the account of how many lakes you have! Here's everything you need to get ready for Election Day! SKOL TO DEMOCRACY!

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Key Dates

Oct 18

Voter Registration Deadline (online/by mail)

Sep 23 – Nov 8

Same Day Voter Registration (in person)

Sep 23 – Nov 7

Early Voting Period

Oct 20

Recommended Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request By Date

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (but do it earlier)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Nov 8

Election Day

Minnesota Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! You can register in person during early voting period and on Election Day when you bring proof of residence. But why wait? Do it online by October 18. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter

    Register here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You can request your ballot be mailed to you at home, fill it out, then mail it back. This is called an absentee or mail-in ballot. The latest you can request a mail-in ballot is by November 7 but we strongly recommended you request one by no later than October 20 to avoid any mail delays. Your ballot must be received by Election Day.

    Learn more here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early from September 23 to November 7, and you can register in person when you go to vote as well if you need to. Just bring proof of residence if you need to register. Vote in person at your county election office -- check here for the details.

    Get the Details
  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if your voter registration is current and active, you do not need to bring an ID. This means you were successfully registered at least 21 days before Election Day and you have not moved or changed names since then. If you're a first-time voter, want to register on Election Day, or have not voted in four years or more, you will need to bring proof of residence, such as a driver's license, passport, state college or high school ID, utility bill, lease agreement, etc. Please check the details to make sure you bring the right documents!

    Get the Details
  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you're voting in person, then you can vote at your polling place on Election Day. Make sure you verify your polling location because they sometimes change. You can also vote in person during the early voting period with an absentee ballot.

    If you're voting by mail, your ballot must be received by Election Day. You may also bring your absentee ballot in person to a ballot drop box or the election office that sent you your ballot by 3pm on Election Day. IMPORTANT NOTE: This may be different than your polling place. You may NOT drop your ballot off at your polling place on Election Day, so make sure you're bringing it to the correct location.

    Find Your Polling Place Vote By Mail Details

since you last voted…

Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in Minnesota. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When casting your vote…

  • Drop boxes are now formally legal, but their locations may have changed – you can check the details on your county website. Get more information here

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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