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Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you must register 21 days before Election Day for your name to appear on the polling place roster. If you do not meet the registration deadline you must register at your polling place on Election Day.
You may register and vote in Inver Grove Heights on the next Election Day if you:
Are a U.S. citizen
Will be at least 18 years old on election day
Will have resided in Inver Grove Heights for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed
Are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
Have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law
Am I Registered to Vote?
Voters can check their current registration status
. Or you may call the Elections Hotline 651-450-2463.
When to Re-Register
You must re-register each time you change your address, change your name, or do not vote for four years in a row. Update your registration by completing a new
registration application online.
You are encouraged to register before Election Day. To pre-register, election officials must receive your application at least three weeks before Election Day.
For your name to appear on the polling place roster for the 2016 State Primary, register by
July 19th 2016 at 4:30pm
. For your name to appear on the polling place roster for the 2016 State General Election, register by
October 18th 2016 at 4:30pm
. If you register late, bring in your late registration card.
register at your polling place on Election Day
if you miss the pre-registration deadline.
Ways to Register to Vote
Register by Mail
Register on Election Day
You can also register to vote by checking a box on your driver's license application or renewal form.
If you move to a new Minnesota residence, you can submit a United States Postal Service (
USPS change-of-address form
). USPS will notify election officials of the change. If election officials can match the record in their system, they will update your address and mail a green confirmation postcard to you.
Voter Registration Confidentiality Notice
Election Day Registration
To register at the polling place on Election Day, you must have authorized proof of residence:
OPTION 1: ID with Current Name and Address
Accepted forms of ID include:
Valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card - or a receipt for any of these
A Tribal ID card with your name, address, photo, and signature
OPTION 2: Photo ID
a Document with Current Name and Address in the Precinct
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device (smartphone, tablet, etc.)
Accepted Photo IDs
Driver’s license, state ID card, or learner's permit issued by any state
U.S. Military ID Card
Tribal ID card with the name, signature, and photo of the voter
Minnesota university, college, or technical college ID card
Minnesota high school ID card
Acceptable bills must show voter’s current name and address in the precinct.
Bill, account or start of service statement due or dated within 30 days of election for:
Electric, Gas, Water
Solid Waste or Sewer Services
Telephone (land line, cell, VOIP)
TV (cable or satellite)
Banking or credit card
Rent or Mortgage payments
Residential lease or rental agreement (must be valid through Election Day)
Current student fee statement
more information or answers to specific questions go to the MN
Secretary of State
OPTION 3: Registered Voter 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 others.
OPTION 4: College Student ID—
If a Student Housing List Was Provided
College students can use a student photo ID card if their college provided a student housing list to election officials.
OPTION 5: 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 elections official your previous name or address — no additional documentation is needed.
OPTION 6: Notice of Late Registration
If you pre-registered to vote after the deadline, you
have received a Notice of Late Registration in the mail. This notice can be used to register.
OPTION 7: 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 name and address.
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