Organization : Minnesota Secretary Of State
Facility : Check Your Registration Status
State : Minnesota
Country : United States
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Helpful Search Tips :
** Enter your first and last name exactly as they appeared on your voter registration application.
** If you have a hyphenated last name, such as Anderson-Smith, try searching under Anderson-Smith, Anderson Smith, Smith, or AndersonSmith.
** If your name includes an apostrophe, such as O’Brien, try searching under OBrien and Obrien.
** If your name has a suffix (Jr., Sr., III, etc.), do not include your suffix in the last name field.
Voter Registration Drives :
** Any individual or organization can register voters.
** There is no training or enrollment requirement.
** However, our office is available to answer questions and share best practices.
** For assistance, contact the Elections Division at (651) 215-1440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assisting Voters :
You can help voters fill out a form and, with the voter’s permission, mail or drop off the form on their behalf. You can help a voter submit an online application, as long as it is done with the voter’s consent and in their presence. Make sure the voter understands the eligibility requirements for voting before signing.
Paper Voter Registration Applications :
Download and print voter registration applications, or request a reasonable number of applications from your county election office.
Deadlines for Returning Forms :
Applications you collect must be received by the Office of the Secretary of State, or by the voter’s county election office, within 10 days of when the voter signed and dated the application. To pre-register for an election, the application must be received at least three weeks before Election Day.
Offering Incentives for Registering to Vote Prohibited :
It is illegal to give a voter money or something of value in exchange for registering to vote in a federal election (42 USC 1973i (c)). Items of value that are distributed during voter registration activities, such as buttons or food, must be made available to any individual, regardless of whether they register to vote or not.
Compensation for Collecting Voter Registration Applications :
You can compensate workers for registering voters. However, you cannot compensate by a fixed payment rate per application, or compensate more (or less) for getting a set number or quota of applications. Breaking this law is a petty misdemeanor.
State Agency and Nonprofit Voter Registration Requirements :
State agencies and nonprofits that have contracts with the State of Minnesota must provide voter registration to the public (Minnesota Statutes 201.162). Appropriate employees must be assigned to provide nonpartisan voter registration help, including asking the public if they want to register.
Update Your Voter Registration Record :
You must re-register each time you change address, change names or do not vote for four years in a row. To update your registration, just complete a new voter registration application.