Early Minnesota voting registration ends Oct. 16State law requires Minnesotans to be registered at their current address before they are allowed to vote.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Minnesotans have until Oct. 16 to pre-register to vote, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie noted this week, although they can still register on Election Day, Nov. 6, if they can show proof of residency.
State law requires Minnesotans to be registered at their current address before they are allowed to vote. Registrations remain current until voters move or change their names. Voters must re-register if they have not voted in the past four years.
Minnesotans may pre-register to vote by completing a voter registration application and submitting it to their county auditor’s office or the Office of the Secretary of State. Applications are available online or at county offices and public libraries.
Voters who register prior to the deadline will appear in the roster at their polling place and will not have to provide additional documentation at the polling place on Election Day. Minnesota allows eligible voters to register on Election Day as long as they provide proper proof of residence.
Voters can go to mnvotes.org to quickly learn whether they are registered at their current address and to see where to vote.