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Voter Resources

Find your voting resources here! It's important for students to use their right to vote. Elected officials impact your life in more ways than you know. Did you know the cost of your tuition is impacted by the budget set by MN State House Legislators? So it's worth your time to register to vote, and research the candidates and issues in your area!

If you are a U student, faculty or staff, go to umn.turbovote.org to register to vote, get voting reminder texts or emails, and to find your polling location or what's on your ballot to help you vote on primary day , Aug. 9, 2022 and on the general election day, Nov. 8, 2022.

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Register to Vote

Who Can Vote?

To vote in Minnesota, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old on Election Day, and a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days. If you had a felony conviction, you can vote if you have finished all parts of your sentence, including probation or parole.

Paying out-of-state tuition or having a driver's license from another state does not necessarily mean you can't vote in Minnesota.

How do I register to vote?

You must be registered to vote at your current address. It is best to register before Election Day, but it is not required. To register on Election Day, you must show proof of your name and current address.

What is my Voting Residence?

You should register to vote from the address you currently consider home. For many students, this is likely a school address or a parent’s house. If you still go back to visit but no longer consider it your home, then you should register to vote where you live at school.

If you moved to Minnesota from another state and currently consider Minnesota your home, you can vote here even if you pay out-of-state tuition or have a driver’s license from another state.

If you do not consider your school address to be your home, you can apply to vote by mail with an absentee ballot.

Minnesota voters can apply online; otherwise, visit your home state’s election website.

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Where to Vote

Minneapolis Early Voting

The Early Vote Center is open for in-person early voting for the primary election, and will open up for the general election 46 days before election day.
Learn more about in-person early voting and the Minneapolis Early Vote Center. If you live in Minneapolis, you can vote for the primary at an early voting center June 24 - Aug 8 and at your polling location for Aug. 9, Primary Day. If you live in Minneapolis, you can vote for the general election at an early voting center Sept. 23 - Nov. 7 and at your polling location on Nov. 8, Election Day. There is one early Voting Center open currently:

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services

  • 980 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Primary early voting hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 6/24 - 8/5 (closed 7/4), and Saturdays 6/30 and 8/6 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Check back to see the hours for the weeks prior to the general election.
  • As Election Day nears, they also offer weekend early voting hours. See the Election website for detailed daily voting hours.

Hennepin County Government Center

  • 300 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55487
  • September 23: October 28 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
    October 29: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    October 31: November 4 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    November 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    November 7: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Voting hours may vary from Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services. Visit Hennepin County Elections to view their early voting hours.


If you live outside of Minneapolis, you can find a County early voting center and possibly a city early voting center near you if your town offers one. All counties offer early voting in person. You can also look for more information for your county here.

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before the election (so as of Sept. 23).

Use the pollfinder to find out where you vote no matter where you live in Minnesota!

Ramsey County Early Voting

Ramsey County voters may vote in-person by using an absentee ballot before Primary Day (Aug. 9) at two locations. Eligible voters may visit any location, regardless of their home address. Ballots do not need to be requested in advance.

Residents of Saint Anthony (Hennepin County) may vote early in person at the Ramsey County Library - Roseville location.

On Election Day, the only place you may return your absentee ballot in person is to Ramsey County Elections Office by 3 p.m.

You can also go vote in person at your assigned polling place. Your absentee ballot will be spoiled (made invalid in the system) and you will be issued a new ballot to cast at the polling place.

If you are from a different state and want to vote there, you will need to check your state's guidelines on voting absentee. Some have deadlines for when ballots need to be returned.

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What's on my ballot?

What's on my ballot?

Find out exactly what offices and candidates will be on your ballot. Go to the Secretary of State site, and enter your address information to see a sample ballot. It will list the offices for your specific polling precinct, and share candidate names with party affiliation, and links to candidate sites if provided to the SOS when they filed to run. This is a great way to research the candidates and make an informed choice for your vote. If there is no linked site for the candidate, do a quick google search, you may find a link there.

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Student FAQs

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FAQ’s:

As a college student, where’s my voting residence?

 You should register to vote from the address you currently consider home. For many students, this is likely a school address or a parent’s house. If you still go back to visit but no longer consider it your home, then you should register to vote where you live at school.

 If you moved to Minnesota from another state and currently consider Minnesota your home, you can vote here even if you pay out of-state tuition or have a driver’s license from another state.

 If you do not consider your school address to be your home, you can apply to vote by mail with an absentee ballot.

Minnesota voters can apply online; otherwise, visit your home state’s election website.

Can I register to vote at an Early Vote Center?

Yes! You will need to provide proof of residence, information on the many ways to do so can be found here.

What if I am unable to vote early or on Election Day?

There are many ways to vote absentee! Our Early Vote Centers are already open and any Minneapolis resident can register and vote there.

You can also Vote by Mail. Whether you are pre-registered or not, you can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

Mailed ballots must be received by by Election Day, Nov. 1st to be counted in MN. We advise that you drop off your completed ballot at a ballot drop off location or vote in person on Nov. 8th to avoid potential problems with mail delivery as of the week of Oct. 31st.

Information provided by the City of Minneapolis Elections office and the Minnesota Secretary of State Elections & Voting office.