Eligibility for Voter Registration
Eligibility: Who May Register To Vote
You may register and vote in Minnesota if you:
- are a United States citizen
- will be at least 18 years old on Election Day
- have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
- maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
- are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes your right to vote
- have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
- have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed your sentence. *Applicants with a question on the status of a prior felony conviction should contact their probation officer to gain clarification and resolve their status question before completing a voter registration application.
Giving false information on your voter registration application is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
When to re-register
If you meet the eligibility requirements you may re-register to vote when you:
- move within Minnesota since you last being registered
- change your name since last being registered
- have not voted at least once in the last 4 years
Voters will know their registration is processed when…
- Newly registered voters receive a postcard from the elections office. The postcard tells the voters that they are registered and where they vote on Election Day.
Information on Voter Registration - published by the MN OSS
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Last updated Dec. 20, 2011