Registering to Vote

There are three ways Minnesota Residents can register to vote: online, paper, and same day election registration. This section breaks down each registration method. Registering to vote can be easy and quick!  If you have more questions regarding registrating during COVID-19, please see our Voting & COVID-19 page.

Note: Applications must be mailed or dropped off at the Secretary of State’s office 20 days before an election as registration temporarily freezes 20 days before election day.

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Online Registration

Residents can register online here at the Minnesota Secretary of State website. You will need the following items to complete this: an email address, a Minnesota driver’s license or identification card OR the last four digits of your social security number. 

Paper Registration

If you do not have an email address, identification card, or social security number, there is also the opportunity to register using a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded in 12 different languages.  You can access more information here.

Election Day Registration

The final option for residents to register is in-person on election day. Those who choose to register this way will need a valid identification card (driver’s license or state ID, US passport, US military or veteran ID, etc.) AND a proof of residence (bill displaying address, a lease, etc.) 


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Need more info?

Please visit the Secretary of State's website for more voter registration information.