Minnesota

Registered voters do not need to show an ID when they vote in person, except for some first-time voters.

You may need to provide ID info when you apply to vote by mail.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Minnesota

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Minnesota

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Minnesota

Minnesota ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person.

Unless: It is your first time voting in a federal election in Minnesota. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators. Review federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

Minnesota ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any Minnesota voter may apply for an absentee ballot. No excuse is required.

You may need to provide ID information when you request your ballot.

Note: Your absentee ballot cannot be counted unless it is notarized or has the signature of a witness who is a registered Minnesota voter.

Frequently Asked Questions

The absentee ballot application requests that you provide your:

  • Minnesota-issued driver’s license number
  • Minnesota state ID card number and Social Security number (last four digits)

If you do not have these identifiers, there is a box to check.

BUT: if you have an ID number and do not provide it, your absentee ballot may be rejected. You will be unable to check the status of your absentee ballot online.

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.

Your absentee ballot cannot be counted unless it is notarized or has the signature of a witness who is a registered Minnesota voter.