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Sept. 28 is National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide push to help Americans register to vote or update their voter information.

To vote in Minnesota, you must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Minnesota for 20 days and finished with all parts of any felony sentence.

Register online

Minnesota residents can register online with their email address, Minnesota driver’s license or state identification card, or alternatively the last four digitals of your social security number.

Register on paper

Minnesotans can download and print the paper registration form in a number of languages.

The completed form can be mailed or dropped off at a local county election office, or at:

Secretary of State

60 Empire Dr.

Suite 100

Saint Paul, MN 55103

Dakota County’s election office:

Dakota County Elections

1590 Highway 55 Ste 2300

Hastings, MN 55033

Register on Election Day

To register on Election Day (Nov. 2) come prepared with an ID with a current address. This can be a valid state driver’s license or a Tribal ID.

If you don’t have an ID with a Minnesota address on it, you can bring any valid photo ID plus a document with your address.

The ID can be expired and the document may be show on an electronic device.

Approved photo IDs:

  • Driver's license, state ID or learner’s permit issued by any state
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military or Veteran ID
  • Tribal ID with name, signature and photo
  • Minnesota university, college or technical college ID
  • Minnesota high school ID

Approved address documents:

  • Bill, account or start-of-service statement due or dated within 30 days of the election for:
  • Phone, TV or internet
  • Solid waste, sewer, electric, gas or water
  • Banking or credit card
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Residential lease or rent agreement valid through Election Day
  • Current student fee statement

Written By


Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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