WHAT DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT THE POLLS?

If you are not pre-registered to vote, you’ll need to register when you vote. There are a couple ways you can do this.

OPTION 1: something that verifies who you are & something that verifies where you live

1. SOMETHING THAT VERIFIES WHO YOU ARE

One of any of these:

  • driver’s license from any state

  • state ID card from any state

  • student ID card (high school, university, college, or technical college)

  • U.S. passport

  • tribal ID

  • U.S. military or veteran ID

The ID can be expired

2. SOMETHING THAT VERIFIES WHERE YOU LIVE

One of any of these:

  • bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:

    • phone, TV or internet

    • solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water

    • banking or credit card

    • rent or mortgage

  • your current lease or rental agreement

  • current student fee statement

  • neighbor or roommate who can confirm your address (must have the same polling place as you)

    • this is called “vouching” — a person can only vouch for 8 people, and if someone vouches for you then you cannot vouch for anyone else

OPTION 2: ID that verifies who you are and where you live

something that does both (verifies who you are and where you live)

If you have a Minnesota Driver’s License or a Minnesota State ID (can be expired), and you are registering to vote at the address listed on it, then that covers #1 and #2 and you only need to bring that!

If you are a student living in a dorm at any college or university campus in Minnesota, all you need to bring is your student ID to vote at the polling place for your dorm. Those polling places have a list of all student housing.

Feel free to contact MNYC (hey@mnyouthcollective.org) with any voting questions or call the Secretary of State’s office at 1-877-600-VOTE (8683).