Registering to Vote and Eligibility

Voter Eligibility

To vote in Minnesota, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence 
  • Not under guardianship status in which a judge has removed your right to vote 

Registering to Vote

Before you can vote, you must be registered to vote with your current name and at your current address.

You are not required to register before election day, but it is best to take care of this step in advance and register before election day, if you are able to. 

To register to vote on Election Day, you must show proof of identification and residence.

For more information on how to register to vote, visit Secretary of State or Ramsey County Elections.