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Register to Vote

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To be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 or older on the day of the election, a United States citizen, have maintained residence in Minnesota for 20 days before the election, and be properly registered.

You must re-register if:

  • Your name, address or apartment number changes.
  • You have not voted in four years.

Check your registration status: Voter Registration Lookup 

A person may not register if they have been convicted of a felony and their felony sentence has not expired (been completed) and their civil rights have not been restored, or if they are under a court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revoked their right to vote. Voters can register on Election Day with proper identification. For more information or to request a Voter Registration Application, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 952.924.2503.

Register Before Election Day

Complete a Voter Registration Application, available at most government offices and public libraries. Or you can download a Voter Registration Application from the Secretary of State's website. Register in person, or mail the application to the St. Louis Park city clerk or Hennepin County Voter Registration Office.

Register on Election Day

If you did not register before Election Day, use any of the following proof of residence options to register at your polling place on Election Day.

Option 1: Bring ID with Current Name and Address

 The following items are considered acceptable IDs in accordance with Minnesota Statutes:

  • Valid Minnesota Driver's License, Minnesota Learner's Permit, Minnesota ID card - or a receipt for any of these
  • Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo and signature

Option 2: Bring Photo ID PLUS a Document with Current Name and Address

The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device such as a smartphone or tablet.

Accepted Photo IDs

  • Driver's license, state ID card or learner's permit issued by any state
  • United States Passport
  • United States Military ID card
  • Tribal ID card with name, signature and photo of the voter
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
  • Minnesota high school ID card

Accepted Documents

  • Billing statement or start of service statement for phone, TV or internet service, utilities, banking services, credit card, rent or mortgage (must be dated within 30 days of election)
  • Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
  • Current student fee statement

Option 3: Registered Voter in the Precinct Who Can Confirm Your Name and Address

A registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming your address. A registered voter can vouch for up to eight people. A voter who registers on Election Day by being vouched for cannot vouch for other persons attempting to register.

Option 4: Valid Registration in the Same Precinct

If you were previously registered in the precinct but changed names or moved within the same precinct, you only need to tell the election officials your previous name or address; no additional documentation is needed.

Option 5: Notice of Late Registration

If you pre-registered to vote too close to Election Day, you may have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.

Option 6: Staff Person of a Residential Facility

If you live in a residential facility, a facility staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm your address. The staff person must either be on a list provided by the facility before the election or be able to demonstrate employment at the facility. Learn more.