Election Day Registration

What ID do you need to register to vote on election day?

Voters registering to vote on Election Day must provide proof of residence. You may show one item from Table A or two items from Table B (valid photo ID plus valid utility bill).

If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day. However, you are required to provide proof of residence when registering on Election Day.

Table A

To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must have one of the following to verify your residence:

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these containing a valid address in the precinct
  • A student ID card including your photo, if your college provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your name, signature and address in the precinct
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
  • A notice of late registration that was sent to you from the city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An authorized employee of a residential facility where you reside who can confirm your address (the residential facility must provide a list of employees to election officials)

Table B

Alternatively, you may provide both:

  1. A photo ID from the list in Column 1 below, and
  2. A bill in your name, with your current address that is due within 30 days of the election.
Column 1
  • MN driver’s license
  • MN ID card
  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. military ID
  • Tribal ID Card
  • Student ID from MN post-secondary school
  • Minnesota University or Technical College ID Card
Column 2
  • Gas
  • Telephone
  • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Cell phone
  • Solid Waste
  • Sewer Services
  • Internet Services
  • Student Fee Statement
  • Rent statement that itemizes utilities