Election Day Registration Requirements
Use the Voter Registration Lookup to determine if you are registered under your current name and address.
You must register and vote where you live. Use the Polling Place Finder to find your polling place. See list of required proofs of residence below.
In Minnesota, you can register at your polling place on Election Day. Voters may register by providing any one of these proofs of residence:
- Valid Minnesota driver's license or learner's permit or receipt * for either showing current name and address in the precinct. See MN Department of Driver and Vehicle Services for additional information.
* The following Hennepin County Service Centers will be open on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 until 7 p.m.: Brookdale - 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center; Maple Grove - 9325 Upland Lane North, Maple Grove; Ridgedale - 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka; and Midtown Exchange - 2929 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis.
- Valid Minnesota identification card or receipt showing current name and address in precinct
- Tribal ID containing the current name and address in the precinct, signature and picture of individual
- Voter Voucher: Voucher by another voter of the same precinct -- may vouch for a limit of 15 voters -- oath of a pre-registered voter in the same precinct or of a voter who registers in the same precinct on election day with one of the other authorized proofs of residence. A voter who is vouched for cannot vouch for another voter.
- Employee Voucher: Voucher on a Certified List of Employees of a Residential Facility from a facility in the precinct or other employee ID -- vouching for residents of the facility may vouch for an unlimited number of people. Facilities must provide the Residential Facilities Vouching Form to election officials 20 days prior to the election.
- Late Notice of Registration - letter mailed by election headquarters within the two weeks prior to election day, showing address of voter in the precinct. If you receive this letter, follow all instructions and bring it to your polling place.
- Previous registration in the same precinct – valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
- MN post-secondary student photo ID if the school has provided a housing list to the election officials
If you are a student living at school, you can choose whether to register at home or at school, but not both! You can always vote by absentee ballot, but be sure you have the proper information and identification since rules differ from state to state.
A voter may register with an alternative proof of residence using a combination of one approved photo ID (from column 1) AND one approved utility bill (from column 2).
MN Driver’s License
MN State ID
MN post-secondary Student ID
U.S. Military ID
Utility bills due within 30 days of the election
• Internet Service
• Sewer Service
• Solid Waste (garbage)
• Telephone: cell phone, landline, VOIP, etc.
• TV: cable, satellite, etc.
• Rent statement that itemizes utilities dated within 30 days of the election
• Current Student Fee Statement
Last updated Mar. 19, 2013