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Minnesota

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

August 9, 2022

Minnesota Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: July 19, 2022
  • In-person request by: August 9, 2022
  • Online Request By: July 19, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: August 8, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: August 9, 2022 (3PM)
  • Post received: August 9, 2022
Early Voting: June 24 – August 8, 2022

November 8, 2022

Minnesota General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Post received: October 18, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online Request By: October 18, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 7, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • In-person received: November 8, 2022 (3PM)
  • Post received: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: September 23 – November 7, 2022

Helpful Resources

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to vote

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What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

There is no deadline for applying to vote absentee by mail in Minnesota, and ballots are available 46 days before an election. No excuse is needed to vote by mail/absentee in Minnesota.

See details of absentee voting and apply online here

You can apply to vote absentee online. You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, expect the day of the election, however, be sure to leave time to return your ballot so it arrives before or on Election Day. You may also return your absentee ballot in person before 3 PM on Election Day.

Early Voting 

In-person absentee voting locations are open during their normal business hours beginning 46 days before the election, and early voting locations with ballots for federal, state or county elections will be open:

  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 AM – 3PM)
  • The day before Election Day until 5 PM.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You do not need a form of ID to vote if your voter registration is current and active, which means you’ve registered at least 21 days before Election Day, have not moved, or changed names. If you are registering at the polling location day of, you have to show proof of residence before you vote.

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.

 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.