Basic Voting Information
To vote you must be:
- 18 years old
- A citizen of the United States
- A resident of Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election
- Registered to vote
You are ineligible to vote if you are:
- Have been convicted of any felony and your civil rights have not been restored
- Are under guardianship of another person and a court order has revoked your right to vote
- Have been found by court of law to be legally incompetent
When can I vote on Election Day?
- Most polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Some township's (with population under 500) polling places may open at 10:00 a.m. Check with your town clerk for details. Some rural areas vote by mail in which case your ballot must arrive by the last mail on Election Day.
When is Election Day?
But I have to work...
- Minnesota law allows you to take time off from work to vote during the morning of the state primary and state general election. The idea is to encourage people to vote early in the day.
- Minnesota law allowing time off to vote
- Voters' Bill of Rights
Where do I vote?
- We vote close to where we live. Your city clerk or county auditor will have a list of polling places. The phone numbers for your city clerk and county auditor are in the blue pages of your phone book.
- You can also find your location at his link.