Tomorrow is the deadline to pre-register to vote in the presidential primary

February 12, 2024

Tomorrow, Feb. 13, is the deadline to pre-register for the March 5 presidential primary. Pre-registration can help ensure a smooth experience for people who vote on the day of the primary, with less time spent waiting in lines and no need to bring documents to vote.

Unlike many states, voters can wait until the day of the primary to register in Minnesota. The City of Minneapolis encourages voters to register before then in order to save time at the polling place. Voters can register online until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow. Voters who plan on dropping off their paper registrations at election offices must do that by 5 p.m. tomorrow. Voters can check their registration online to confirm that they are registered and ready for the election.

Voters who miss tomorrow’s pre-registration deadline may register in person at the Early Vote Center or at their polling place on Election Day. They will need to bring proof of residence with them to register.

Early voting now underway

Early voting has begun for the March 5 presidential primary. Voters can cast their ballots by mail or in person at the Early Vote Center, 980 East Hennepin Ave.

All mail-in ballots need to be received by March 5 to count. Anyone who requested a mail ballot should allow up to 7 days. The City recommends all requests for mail ballots be made no later than this Tuesday, Feb. 27 and completed ballots should be mailed no later than Friday, March 1. 

If voters choose to deliver their ballot in-person to the Elections & Voter Services office, it still must be returned by 8 p.m. on primary day, March 5. Mail ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places on Election Day.

More information on how to vote by mail is available at