Voter Guide for the November Midterms
Updated: Oct 26, 2022
The 2022 Midterm Elections are on NOVEMBER 8TH. Here's what you need to know to vote:
Am I eligible to vote?
In order to be eligible to vote in the State of Minnesota you must be:
A U.S. citizen
At least 18 years old on Election Day (you can pre-register to vote at age 17 as long as you will be 18 by Election Day)
A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
Finished with all parts of any felony sentence
You can vote while under guardianship unless a judge specifically has revoked your right to vote.
You cannot vote if a court has ruled that you are legally incompetent.
Am I registered to vote?
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote:
Visit this link to register to vote online. You will need an email address, your ID, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Download and print a voter registration application here or from the Secretary of State's webpage in English or other languages. Mail or drop off your application to:
Secretary of State
First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite N201
Saint Paul, MN 55101
On Election Day:
You can register to vote at your polling station on Election Day. To register to vote in-person, you will need proof of your identity and residence. Check the Election Day Master Fact Sheet to find out more.
Where do I vote?
Find your polling station here. Polling stations are usually open from 7am - 8pm. You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.
You can bring someone to help, ask an election judge, use a machine to help you mark your ballot, or even vote from your car. View the Voter Assistance Fact Sheet for more information.
How do I vote by mail?
You can apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you online. Track the status of your ballot and confirm that it was received and counted.
For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
Return the ballot and forms right away after you finish. Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day.
Visit the Secretary of State's webpage to learn more.
Who's on my Ballot?
To find out which candidates are on your ballot go to the Secretary of State's webpage.
Why you should get a sample ballot:
You can use your sample ballot as a guide. Look at your sample ballot to see which candidates and referendums are going to be on your ballot. This will give you the time to research candidates and referendums before you get to the polling booth. You can print and bring your marked sample ballot to the polling booth with you for reference, this will help you get in and out of the voting booth quickly.