This November, Minnesota citizens will have the opportunity to utilize their civic responsibility and constitutional right while having the opportunity to vote in the 2022 midterm election.
In the 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections, Minnesota was the top state in the nation in voter participation. Do your part to keep Minnesota on top by being a voter and encouraging your family and friends to do the same.
In 2022, Minnesotans will vote for governor, eight United States House representatives, all state representatives, all state senators, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor, and judicial seats. Plus, many Minnesotans will also vote for local officials and local ballot questions.
Leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8, view some brief highlights and helpful links while preparing to vote. Learn more about how to register to vote and all information and materials you need before the election.
Key upcoming dates to know:
- Sept. 23: Beginning of early voting with absentee ballots for the November 8 general election
- Oct. 18: Voter Registration Deadline (same-day registration available on Election Day)
- Nov. 7: Last day to vote early in person
- Nov. 8: Election Day
Register to Vote
If you are new to Minnesota, have recently moved to the state, haven’t voted in more than four years or are voting for the first time, you will need to register before you vote in November. You can register on Election Day, but it will save you time if you complete your registration before Oct. 18.
Registration can be completed in various forms, including via online registration and by printing a registration form (which is available in 11 languages) and returning it by mail. You are also able to register on Election Day.
If you have voted in Minnesota in past elections, you can check your status and find your polling location.
Early voting is an option for every eligible Minnesota voter. Minnesotans can vote early with an absentee ballot 46 days before Election Day. In 2022, early voting with absentee ballots begins Sept. 23 and concludes Nov. 7.
You can request an absentee ballot online for federal, state and county elections. In 2020, 58 percent of Minnesota voters voted early either by mail or in person. Visit mnvotes.gov for additional information on early voting and other topics.
Make a Plan to Vote
Election Day is not just another day, it’s an important day. So make a plan to be a voter.
You can vote early and in-person up until Nov. 7 if you wish to avoid Election Day lines, the need to get up 20 minutes early, or dealing with an Election Day emergency that would prevent you from getting to the polls. Find a convenient early voting location – there are hundreds of them.
If you like to vote the traditional way on Election Day, make a plan to vote on Nov. 8. You can find your polling location and add it to your calendar so you don’t forget. Prior to voting, you can view your ballot to start thinking about the choices you will make.
Your voice and your vote matters. Make sure you are prepared to utilize your civic responsibility and constitutional right during the 2022 election on Nov. 8. Visit mnvotes.gov for additional information and other topics.