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On Tuesday, November 8, Minnesotans will elect their U.S. House representatives, state House and Senate members, a State Supreme Court justice, many local and county offices, vote on a state constitutional amendment, and elect the next U.S. president. Have a say in shaping the future of Minnesota and the nation.

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Finished with all parts of any felony sentence

Visit for more eligibility information.

Register to vote

  • You are encouraged to register before Election Day — register online at by October 18.
  • If you miss the October 18 pre-registration deadline, you can register at your polling place on Election Day. Find out what you’ll need to register at

Vote early by mail or in person with an absentee ballot

  • Minnesota voters can vote early by casting an absentee ballot — and save time on Election Day.
  • Staring on September 23, you can either vote early in person at your local elections office, or apply at to have an absentee ballot sent to you in the mail. You must return your ballot by Election Day.

Voting on Election Day

  • Find your polling place and view your sample ballot at
  • Most polling places are open 7 am — 8 pm.


This information was provided by Jeff Narabrook, voter outreach director for the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.