Planning to vote? Do you need to register or re-register?
Are you planning to vote in the Nov. 5 election?
If you’ve never voted, you need to register. If you are a previously registered voter, you will need to re-register if you have:
- Moved to a new address since you last registered.
- Changed your name since last being registered.
- Have not voted at least once in the last four years.
Pre-registration deadline is Oct. 15
Tuesday, Oct. 15 is the deadline for pre-registering for the 2013 election. If you register before the Oct. 15 deadline, you won’t have to register at the polls. That will save you time on Election Day because you’ll spend less time spent waiting in line to register to vote. In addition, you won’t need to bring documents with you on Election Day.
How to pre-register:
- Fill out a voter registration application.
- Return it in person or by mail to the county or state elections office by the Oct. 15 deadline. (The return address appears on the application form.) If you mail the form, be sure to allow enough time to ensure elections officials receive your completed form by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Voter registration forms are available at Minneapolis City Hall (Room 1B), Hennepin County Service Centers, public libraries, Minneapolis Police stations, Minneapolis Fire stations, and other public offices. You can also download an application from the City’s election website to print out and submit.
About Voting in Minneapolis
Visit the City’s elections website.
Published Oct. 2, 2013