Mover's Guide: Minnesota
Elections Division: Metro Area – 651-215-1440 Greater MN - 877-600-VOTE
I moved from the address at which I am registered. What should I do?
I moved from another state.
If you moved to Minnesota from another state, you must register to vote in Minnesota to be able to vote. You may register at the polls on Election Day if you take an oath and provide proof of residence. If you do not register on the day of the election or vote by absentee ballot, the last day to register in time to vote in the next election is twenty-one days before the election.
If you moved from out of state, you are only eligible to register if you have been a resident of Minnesota for at least twenty days prior to the day of the election. But under federal law, if you move within thirty days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
I moved within Minnesota.
If you moved to a new address within the state, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records. That form is available here: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204.
The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address. What should I do?
You can update your registration and vote at your new polling place on Election Day by completing a registration application, making an oath, and providing proof of residence. The following methods can be used to prove residence:
- Show a valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit or identification card
- Show a current valid photo student identification card from a certified post secondary educational institution in Minnesota
- Show a current student fee statement with the student’s valid address in the precinct and a picture identification card
- Show a tribal identification card with photo and signature
- Show a notice of late registration from a county auditor or city clerk
- Show a utility bill due within 30 days of Election Day and a photo identification such as a Minnesota driver’s license, identification card, student identification card, or passport (can be expired)
- Have a registered voter in the same precinct confirm the voter’s address with a signed oath
- Have an employee of the voter’s residential facility confirm the voter’s address with a signed oath.
 See Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 201.016(1), 200.031(d); Minnesota Secretary of State, Register to Vote, http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=204 (last visited June 2, 2010).