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Organization : Minnesota Secretary Of State
Facility : Online Voter Registration
State : Minnesota
Country : United States

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Home Page :

Register to Vote :
To complete this application online you must :
** Be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
** Provide an email address

Provide your identification number:
Minnesota-issued driver’s license, Minnesota ID card or the last four digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have an email address and one of the identification numbers above, you cannot register online.

Voting Eligibility Requirements :
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must :
** Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
** Be a citizen of the United States
** Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
** Have any felony conviction record discharged, expired or completed
** Not be under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights
** Not have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law

Moved? Changed Names? Haven’t Voted Within Four Years? :
You must re-register each time you change address, change names or do not vote at least once during a four year period. Update your registration by completing a new registration application.

Registration Deadlines :
You are encouraged to register before Election Day to save time at the polling place.
** Register online — deadline is 11:59 p.m., 21 days before Election Day.
** Register by mail — applications must be received by your election office by 5 p.m., 21 days before Election Day.
** Register on Election Day

Register to Vote on Your Driver’s License Application :
You can also register to vote by checking a box on your driver’s license application or renewal form.

Update Your Registration When You Move :
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.

Party Affiliation Not Recorded :
When registering in Minnesota, you are not required or asked to publicly declare affiliation with a political party. Minnesota does not have political party registration.

Get Proof of Registration :
Proof of registration can be obtained from your county elections office.

Correct an Error on Your Registration Record :
If you note a typo in your name on the confirmation postcard your receive after registering, contact your county elections office.

Confidentiality of Voter Registration Data :
Read the Voter Registration Confidentiality Notice to learn how voter registration data can and cannot be used.

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Voter Registration :
What is online voter registration? :
Online voter registration allows eligible voters to apply to register to vote or update a registration to a new address or name through a secure Internet site.

How do I register online to vote? :
To apply to register to vote you must complete a voter registration application online. Applicants need to provide a Minnesota state driver’s license number, state ID card number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number, and an email address. If you cannot provide these, you cannot apply online but may submit a paper application.

Is there a deadline to register to vote online? :
In Minnesota, you can choose to pre-register, or to register on Election Day. You are encouraged to register before Election Day to save time at the polling place. The pre-registration deadline for online applications is 11:59 p.m. 21 days before an Election Day. If you do not pre-register, you can still register on Election Day at your polling place.

Is online voter registration secure? :
Yes, the online voter registration system was built with security as the top priority. The online voter registration system uses the same technology that banks and retailers use to encrypt and protect a customer’s personal information. The Office of the Secretary of State’s network has a firewall protecting it from unauthorized access. In addition, the Office worked with both the state’s IT Department (MNIT) and one of the most respected IT security firms in the US, Veracode, to test the security of the system before it was launched.

How is my application processed? :
** If you provide a Minnesota driver’s license or state ID card number, your application will be verified with data from the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services.
** If you provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, your application will be verified with data from the Social Security Administration.
** If the information you provide on your application is verified, your county election official will then review your application in the state’s Voter Registration System.
** If approved, you will be added to the voter roster and you will receive an email confirmation.
** The county will mail you a postcard to verify your address and provide the location of your polling place.
** If your information cannot be verified, you will be notified by email that you will need to take further action to register.
** No matter how you turn in your registration application – online or on paper – when it comes to determining a person’s eligibility to vote, preventing duplicate registrations, and adding a person to Minnesota’s official voter rolls, all the same safeguards are in place.

Am I automatically registered to vote when I submit the online application? :
No. The online voter registration application is an easy way for submitting your information but the information will be verified with data from the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services. If you provide the last four digits of your Social Security number, your application will be verified with data from the Social Security Administration. After it has been verified, it will be reviewed and accepted by your county elections official.

Do I need to sign my application? :
Yes. You will need to sign the oath by typing your name on the application in the signature field and checking a box acknowledging that your typed name is your signature. Under Minnesota law an electronic signature has the same legal effect as a pen and ink signature, placing you under the same penalties for perjury, a felony, for false statements.

Will I be notified after registering? :
Yes. An email confirmation will be sent informing you whether your application could be successfully processed. Like all voter registrations after being successfully accepted and entered onto the voter roster, a postcard will be mailed to you by your county election office informing you of your polling place and verifying your address.

Can I vote online? Is online voter registration related to online voting? :
No. In Minnesota, all voters vote on paper ballots. Military and overseas voters may receive ballots electronically but hard copies must be returned by mail or other package delivery service.

Can I still register to vote on Election Day? :
Yes. Minnesota voters may register to vote on Election Day. To register at your polling location, you must provide proof of residence, complete a voter registration application, and sign an oath stating that you are eligible to vote in the precinct. For details, see our Registering to Vote page.

Can I register to vote electronically on Election Day? :
No. Election Day registration is completed in-person using a paper voter registration application at your local polling location.

If I have problems registering to vote or have additional questions who should I contact? :
Call the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline at (877) 600-VOTE (8683) or contact your county elections office, which is where your voter registration record is maintained.

Is voter registration information confidential? :
The voter registration rolls are not available to the general public. However, Minnesota law allows certain voter information to be released to an individual registered to vote in Minnesota who agrees to only use the information for purposes related to elections, politics or law enforcement. Email addresses are not included in this information

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