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Voting in Minnesota

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This page has information relating to voting in Minnesota. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

Minnesota uses an open primary system, meaning voters are not required to declare a party preference when registering to vote.

To vote in Minnesota, you must meet the following requirements:

When and where

Voting on election day

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In Minnesota, most polling places are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Central Time. However, some smaller municipalities may open as late as 10:00 AM..[1]

Absentee voting

Eligibility

There are no eligibility requirements to vote absentee in Minnesota.[2]

Deadlines

There is no specific deadline for applying for an absentee ballot. The ballot must be returned on or before Election Day for it to be counted.[3]

Military and overseas voting

For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Early voting

To vote early in Minnesota, a valid excuse is required. You may be eligible to vote early if:[4]

  • you will be away from home on Election Day
  • you are ill or disabled
  • you are an election judge serving in a precinct other than your own
  • [you are] unable to go to the polling place due to a religious observance or belief[5]

—Long Distance Voter

See also

External links

References

  1. http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/election_day_questions.html
  2. Star Tribune, "No excuse needed to vote absentee in Minnesota," June 22, 2014
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named absenteeMN
  4. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Delaware," accessed December 18, 2013
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.