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
AND one of the following documents (which can be shown on an electronic device):
- 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. You cannot vouch for others if someone vouched for you.
- 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 must prove their employment at the facility. There are several ways to do so, including by showing an employee badge.