Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13 online, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Early voting for the 2020 General Election in Minnesota will take place from September 18 – November 2. Look up your early voting location here.

Minnesota’s Safe at Home program provides a confidential address for voter registration for those who fear for their safety, many of which are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons following the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID only required for first-time voters.

Ranked Choice Voting: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park all use ranked choice voting for local elections.

Absentee Voting: The witness requirement for absentee ballots has been suspended for the August 11th election. Any registered Minnesota voter can apply for an absentee ballot online or fill out and return the paper application to the county election office by mail, fax, or email. The application deadline is one day prior to the election.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Minnesota is one of 7 states that has 50% or more women in its Congressional Delegation. Minnesota ranks 20th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Minnesota Congressional Delegation

Minnesota State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Minnesota had higher voter turnout than the country overall for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size