Registering to Vote

To register and vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on election day
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
  • Maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
  • Have the 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
  • 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

Registration Process

You will need to register again anytime you move or change your name. You can use the Minnesota Secretary of State's Voter Registration Look Up to check on your registration status. Registration may be done online, or you can print and complete a registration form, sign it, and mail to:

Anoka County Elections
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite W130
Anoka, MN 55303

When Re-Registration is Needed

You must re-register if:

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

Automatic Updates

If you move and submit a permanent forwarding order to the U.S Postal Service, your voter registration may be automatically updated to your new address for you. You will receive a postcard with your new address and new voting location. When you receive this card, please verify the residential address is correct. If the information is not correct, please follow the instructions on the post card.


The deadline to pre-register is three weeks prior to the election. Voters that miss this deadline will need to register on Election Day.