Need Help With Voting?
Voting is one of the many ways we can ensure that all voices are heard. Our commitment to anti-racism work means increasing voter access, removing barriers, and naming the systems of oppression that create those barriers. We recognize that voting during COVID-19 might feel like a confusing, anxiety-ridden process. This year’s guide contains info on how to register to vote, how to vote by mail, and how to safely vote in person. We hope it will equip you with the knowledge to vote safety and make sure your ballot is counted!
Not sure if you’re already registered, or need to update your information? Enter your name, birthday, and zip code here to find out if you are registered.
In the state of Minnesota, you must register before you can cast your vote. This can be an easy process online. Or, you can register on paper by downloading and printing forms in any language of your choice. You can also register on Election Day at your polling place if you wish, as long as you have a proof of residence (ex: piece of mail with your name & address on it).
Find your county in the election official directory to get your election official’s contact information. For example, “Hennepin County” for Minneapolis folks and “Ramsey County” for those of you in St. Paul. Your county election official keeps your voter registration record, has absentee and in-person voting information, and handles other aspects of the voting process for your county.
Enter your address into this Polling Place Finder to find out important voting information for your precinct, including:
- Where You Vote (map & directions)
- Districts for Your Precinct (including maps)
- “Candidates on My Ballot” (election candidates & questions on the ballot)
Find out what forms of ID you may need to bring with you to the polls to vote on Election Day.
There are many ways you can vote early in the state of Minnesota. One way you can vote early is with an absentee ballot, this is made available 46 days before Election Day until the day before the election. You can request an absentee ballot online here.