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Voter Registration and Information

Register to vote or change your voter registration online, learn about day-of-election voting requirements, obtain sample ballots, and locate where to cast your ballot ... and more at

1-877-600-VOTE (8683)
MN Relay Service: 711

The Minnesota Secretary of State encourages voting by mail during the pandemic.  The Minnesota legislature decided that the state will not automatically send out absentee ballots - you must request an absentee ballot.  You can request your absentee ballot online or complete a paper request here.

Minnesota voters will NOT be required to have a witness for their absentee ballot for the August 11 Primary Election based on a court consent decree on June 17, 2020.  More information on the consent decree is here.  A court case is still pending regarding the requirement for a witness on absentee ballots for the November General Election.   


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Public and Confidential Voter Information

Public Voter Information

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number (if you provided when you registered to vote)
  • Birth year
  • Which elections you have voted in

Confidential Voter Information

  • How you voted, such as the candidate you voted for or if you submitted a write-in candidate
  • Email address (If you provided when you registered to vote)

Information released to Major Political Parties

  • Your Presidential Primary party preference
  • Public Information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Birth year, which elections you have voted in)

Voters with Safety Concerns

If you have safety concerns, your contact information may be kept confidential through the Safe at Home program.

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2020 Presidential Nomination Primary

On March 3, 2020, Minnesota will hold its first Presidential Nomination Primary to vote for each major party's nominee for President. 

    • Only major political parties will participate.
    • You will vote at your regular polling place.
    • Each party will have its own ballot.
    • You will be required to choose a political party to receive a ballot.
    • Your ballot will only list nominees for President for the party you request.

Preseidential Primary Video     Presidential Primary Fact Sheet

 More Presidential Primary Info

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2020 Election Calendar

2020 Elections Dates



January 17, 2020

Absentee voting begins for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

February 11, 2020

Special Election - Anoka County Commissioner District 6 and City of Lino Lakes

Last day to pre-register for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

February 25, 2020

Precinct Caucuces

Precinct Caucuses - What to Know

March 2, 2020

Last day for absentee voting for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

March 3, 2020

Presidential Nomination Primary Election day


June 26, 2020

Absentee voting begins for Primary Election

July 21, 2020

Last day to pre-register for Primary Election

August 10, 2020

Last day for in-person absentee voting for Primary Election

August 11, 2020

Primary Election Day


September 18, 2020

Absentee voting begins for General Election

October 13, 2020

Last day to pre-register for General Election

November 2, 2020

Last day for in-person absentee voting for General Election

November 3, 2020

General Election Day

 2020 Possible Special Elections

Special Elections are held to fill vacant positions on standardized dates established by the Legislature.

February 11, 2020

Possible Special Election date

April 14, 2020

Possible Special Election date

May 12, 2020

Possible Special Election date

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Voting Information Videos

  • A Primer on the Presidential Primary
    • 36 minute video; December 10, 2019; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
    • LWV ABC President Gretchen Sabel interviews Paul Linnell, Anoka County Elections Manager, about what to expect with the Presidential Primary.
  • Get Ready to Vote
    • 30 minute video; July 7, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
    • In this video, citizens give many compelling reasons to vote. Additionally, Geri Nelson, LWV ABC Voter Service co-chair, interviews Secretary of State Steve Simon to provide comprehensive information on voting in Minnesota. 
  • Caucus: Power Up Your Vote
    • 32 minutes; February 10, 2016; produced by QCTV, Andover, MN
    • Information on the upcoming March 1 2016, precinct caucuses is provided by then-LWV Minnesota Executive Director Susan Sheridan Tucker, and representatives from the Republican and Democratic Farmers League (DFL) parties.

See our Voter Information YouTube Playlist for more  Videos

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