Can I register to vote on Election Day?


In Minnesota, you are allowed to vote on Election Day.  Use any of the  following proof of residence options to register at your polling  place:


Option 1:  ID with Current Name and  Address

  • Valid Minnesota driver's license, learner's permit,  identification card, or receipt for any of these
  • Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and  signature.

Option 2:  Photo ID plus a document with current name and  address
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown  electronically on a device such as a smartphone.

Accepted  photo IDs:

  • Driver's license, state ID card or learner's permit issued by any state
  • United States passport
  • United States Military ID card
  • Tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card Minnesota high  school ID card

Accepted  documents:

  • Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election  Day)
  • Current student fee statement
  • Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated  within 30 days of election for:   Phone (landline, cell, VOIP,  etc.),   TV (cable, satellite, etc.),   Internet  services,   Solid waste or sewer services,   Electric, gas or  water,   Banking or credit card,   Rent or mortgage payments.

Option 3: Registered voter who can confirm your name and address
A registered voter from your precinct can go with  you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address.  A  registered voter can vouch for up to eight others.

Option 4:  College Student ID - If a student housing list was provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.

Option 5:  Valid registration in the same  precinct
If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed your name or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election official your previous name or address - no additional documentation is  needed.

Option 6:  Notice of Late Registration
If you  pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail.  This notice can be used to register.

Option 7:  Staff person of a residential facility
If  you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address.