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How to vote

November 4 is Election Day. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place in Minnesota, use the Polling Place Finder, or contact your city or county. Your employer is required to give you time off to vote on the morning of Election Day.

Registering on Election Day

If you are not already registered to vote, you can register at your polling place on Election Day in Minnesota. You will need one of the following to verify your residence: *Note: The utility bill must have your name and current address, and be due within 30 days of the election. Utility bills may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, or cable TV.

Voting information for University of Minnesota Students

College students in Minnesota can vote in their hometown (as long as they still have a permanent residence there), in person, or by absentee ballot. Or they can vote where they are attending school. They must choose one place to vote; they cannot vote in both locations.

To find your polling place in Minnesota, use the Polling Place Finder.

Am I eligible to vote?

You may register and vote in Minnesota on the next Election Day if you:

Bring ID

For all voters, due to the potential high voter turnout and close elections, many are recommending that you bring an accepted form of identification (see list above for registering to vote on election day) to your polling place, especially if you are a first-time voter who registered by mail.

For more information

For further information, visit the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State.

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