The 2013 election is here, and a lot of big decisions are up to you to vote on that will impact your neighborhood and community. Know where you need to go on Tuesday, November 5 when it is time for you to let your voice be heard in this election.

In order to vote in Minnesota, you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old on Election Day (Born on or before November 5, 1995)
  • Must be a legal citizen of the United States
  • Must have lived in the Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately before Election Day
  • Cannot have a felony conviction
  • Cannot be under court-ordered guardianship where the court has revoked your voting rights
  • You have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law


Minnesota allows residents two ways to register to vote. You may pre-register (however the pre-registration window is closed), or you may register on Election Day at your polling place. If you plan to or need to register at your polling place, click here to see what you need to prove your residency.

Looking for your polling place is very easy, thanks to these easy to use tools from the Office of the Secretary of State of Minnesota.