You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period (with an in-person absentee ballot) at your county election office and, depending on where you live, at another designated location. On Election Day, you may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day at your local polling place.
You must prove your residence with any one of the following:
- An unexpired Minnesota or Tribal ID with current name and address:
- Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, or ID card; or a receipt for any of these.
- Tribal ID with name, address, photo and signature.
- One of the following photo IDs (which may be expired):
- Driver’s license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Military or Veteran ID
- Tribal ID with name, signature and photo
- Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
- Minnesota high school ID
- A bill, account, or start-of-service statement, with your current name and address, due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
- Phone, TV or internet
- Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
- Banking or credit card
- Rent or mortgage
- Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day
- Current student fee statement
- Your college or university photo ID but only if your college or university has sent election officials a student housing list, and you are on the list.
- A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A registered voter can vouch for up to eight voters.
- If you are registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election judge your previous name or address.
- If you registered to vote within 20 days of the election, you may get a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. Bring it with you and use it as your proof of residence to register.
- If you live in a residential facility, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. This is known as ‘vouching.’ A staff person can vouch for all eligible voters living in the facility. The staff person