Who is eligible to register and vote in Minnesota?
Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
Be a citizen of the United States
Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
Not be under guardianship in which the court order revokes the ward's right to vote
not have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
Have to right to vote, because if convicted of a felony, your felony sentence must have expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence
How do I register to vote?
Complete and return a voter registration application to our office, the Secretary of State's Office, or register online at least 20 days prior to the election day here. Voting will be faster and easier if you are pre-registered to vote. You can still register on election day, however, you will need to complete a voter registration application and bring proof of residency with you to the polls. Voter registration applications are available online, at the courthouse, local city hall, post office, school district office, libraries, and in the front of most phone books. You may also call the Kanabec County Auditor/Treasurer's Office at (320) 679-6430 and request one be mailed to you or print one here.
How do I register to vote on Election Day?
To register on election day, you must bring identification showing your current address to provide proof of residency, and a photo ID to establish your identity. Valid proof of identity includes any of the following:
MN driver's license, learner's permit or identification card showing current address
Previous registration from the same precinct
A notice of late or ineffective registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
A registered voter from your precinct who personally knows you reside in the precinct and will vouch for your identity by a signed oath
A photo ID and a current utility bill, due within 30 days of the election, showing your name and address in the precinct
What if I have changed my name or address since I last voted?
A change of name or address of a previously registered voter requires a new registration and new signature from the applicant. It is important to update your voter information to verify your vote will count in the next election.
What is absentee voting?
You can vote early by using an absentee ballot instead of voting at your polling place on Election Day. Please click on this link to Secretary of State's Office for insutructions and how to obtain and absentee ballot.
Where do I vote?
Click here to find your polling place.