Check your registration status
You will need to enter your name, birth date, and address.
Register to vote
To register online, you must:
- Meet eligibility guidelines to register and vote in Minnesota
- Provide an email address
- Provide an identification number from either your Minnesota driver's license, your Minnesota ID card or the last four (4) digits of your Social Security number
If you can't provide an email address and one of the identification numbers listed above, you cannot register online.
Online voter registration application
In person or by mail
If you meet eligibility guidelines to vote, you can submit a completed voter registration application (PDF) to Hennepin County Elections by mail or in person. You may also be able to register at your polling place on election day if you bring the approved identification with you.
Frequently asked questions
Why did I receive a pre-filled voter registration application?
Several organizations send out mailings to increase voter participation. Mailings can include information regarding voter registration status, along with pre-filled absentee ballot and voter registration applications. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of data used by these organizations. Please check your voter registration status or contact our office with questions at HC.Vote@hennepin.us or 612-348-5151.
Am I eligible to vote?
See the Minnesota Secretary of State’s site for details.
When do I need to update my voter registration?
If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless you have moved to a different address, moved to a new apartment or condo, changed your name, or not voted at least once within the last four years. Voters are encouraged to register before Election Day. Registration temporarily closes 20 days before the election, and opens again on Election Day for voters who register at their polling place.
Are voter registration applications available in multiple languages?
Yes. See the Minnesota Secretary of State’s site for details.
Can I register to vote with my post office or mail center box address?
No. By law, you may only vote in the precinct where you live or reside. When you fill out your registration application, you must provide the address of your residence. In general, your residence is where:
- Your home is
- You usually sleep
- You intend to return after you've been temporarily away
- You live with your family, if you have one
What happens to my voter registration if I change my address with the U.S. Postal Service?
If you move and submit a permanent forwarding order to the U.S. Postal Service, your voter registration may be automatically updated to your new address for you. You will receive a postcard with your new address and new voting location. When you receive this card, please verify the residential address is correct. If the information is not correct, please follow the instructions on the post card.
What do I need to know if I am conducting a voter registration drive?
First, make sure the voters are completing the registration applications correctly. The voter must:
- Answer "Yes" to the first two questions at the top of the form – “Are you a U.S. citizen?” and “Will you be at least 18 on or before the next election?” Do not fill out the questions yourself unless the voter requests assistance.
- Provide a Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID card number if the voter has one. Otherwise, voter must provide the last four digits of their Social Security number. If the voter has neither, the voter must check the box for “I do not have a Minnesota-issued driver’s license, a MN-issued ID card, or a Social Security number.”
- Include voter's name, address, date of birth, and signature on the form.
Second, make sure to return all the completed voter registration applications on time. Minnesota law requires you to submit the completed applications within 10 days after they are dated by the voters. Return them to our office in the Hennepin County Government Center, any county service center, any city hall in Hennepin County, or the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. If you mail the applications, please include a copy of your business card. If a voter chooses to take an application and mail it in later, please have the voter phone our office at 612-348-5151 for more details. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s site has voter outreach and education materials available to download and print or to order.