Our Homes, Our Votes,
Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (received by) Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The deadline to register in-person to vote is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Monday, November 2, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Friday, September 18, 2020, to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
You can also register and vote on Election Day.
2. Polling Times:
7 a.m. to 8 p.m
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, 46 days ahead
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
*All voters can vote by mail without an excuse*
5. ID Needed for Voting:
You only need ID to vote if you have not registered before arriving at the polling precinct or if you are a first time federal voter who registered by mail. The voter registration form requests a MN driver's license, state ID or SSN or to check the box that the voter has none of these. The instructions to the Election Judge do include the option of "vouched for" as proof of identification. No ID requirement to vote by mail & No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot
6. Voting Without Address
The Minnesota voter registration form only includes a space for a residential address. However, Minnesota's voter FAQ includes a question on how to vote while experiencing homelessness. If you are homeless, you can register to vote using the location of where you sleep as your address. You may need to go to the polling place with someone (see details below) who can confirm where you are living. When you register to vote, you must provide your current residence. This is the place where you sleep, so if you sleep in a shelter, at a friend's house, or outside somewhere, that is your voting residence. If you sleep outside, write a description of its location on line four of your voter registration application. For example, "In the NW corner of Jefferson Park near the intersection of Winston Ave. and Smith St." If you register before Election Day using an outdoor location as your residence, your voter record will be marked 'challenged' because the county could not confirm a specific street address. You will still be able to vote, but at the polling place on Election Day you will be asked to swear under oath that you are living at that location. In order to better ensure your registration remains active through Election Day, it is best to register within two months of that date. If you live outside, in a shelter, or are staying at a friend's house, you may not have any documents proving you live there. If so, a registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming where you live. If you live in a shelter, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm you live at the shelter.
7. Interesting Notes
The voter registration form is available in many different languages.
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