Pre-Register to Vote
You can pre-register to vote by mail or in person.
Pre-registration ends 20 days before each regularly scheduled Primary or General Election. Voter Registration Applications must be received by the Elections Office or by one of our agencies by 5:00 p.m. of the date of the deadline. In the case of a Special Election, check the Special Election Calendar for the pre-registration deadline.
Voter Registration Applications must contain original signatures and cannot be faxed.
If you are registering by mail for the first time in Minnesota, you may need to bring identification to the polling place on Election Day.
Newly registered voters will receive a postcard from the election office telling them where they vote on Election Day. Voters can use the Voter Registration Lookup to confirm they are registered under their current name and address.
Register in Person
Voter registration forms are available at city hall, county courthouses, and other public buildings throughout the state. Visit one of the following locations to fill out a voter registration application:
- Hennepin County Public Libraries
- Minneapolis Park Buildings
- Minneapolis Fire Stations
- Minneapolis Police Stations
- Hennepin County Service Centers
- Hennepin County Government Center – Elections Office, 300 6th Street South – Public Service Level, Minneapolis
- Where you apply for, renew or change your Minnesota Driver’s License or ID card
- In the left hand column, you can check the box at question 3 to request that your license or identification declare your consent to be an organ and tissue donor.
- In the lower right hand corner, you can check the box labeled “Voter Registration Card” to register to vote with the same form.
- Registrar's office or student association at your college, university and technical school
Register by Mail
Voter Registration Applications are available on our website:
Print and complete the form, sign it, and deliver it to your city or county election office.
Last updated Jul. 9, 2012