Don’t worry. If you are not pre-registered, you can always register to vote on Election Day (November 8, 2016.)
Election Day Registration
If you did not register before Election Day, use any of the following proof of residence options to register at your polling place.
Option 1. Present one of the following IDs with your current name and address:
- A valid Minnesota Driver's License, a learner's permit, a Minnesota ID card, or a receipt for any of these containing a valid address in the precinct;
- A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials;
- A tribal ID card that contains your name, picture, signature and address in the precinct;
- A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address;
- A notice of late registration that was sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk;
- A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath; or
- An authorized employee of a residential facility where you reside who can confirm your address with a signed oath (the residential facility must provide a list of employees to election officials).
Option 2. Present a photo ID from the list below and a bill in your name that shows your current address and is due within 30 days of the date of the election. The ID can be expired, and the document can be shown electronically on a device (smartphone, ipad, tablet, etc).
- Minnesota Driver's License;
- Minnesota ID Card;
- United States Passport;
- United States Military ID card;
- Minnesota University or Technical College ID card; and
- Tribal ID card.
- Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.);
- TV (cable, satellite, etc.);
- Internet services;
- Solid Waste;
- Sewer Services;
- Rent statement dated within 30 days of Election Day that itemizes utilities; and
- Current student fee statement.
Option 3. A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. A registered voter can vouch for up to eight others.
Option 4. College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.
Option 5. If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.
Option 6. If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.
Option 7. If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address.