Posted: Wednesday, 03 October 2012 4:56PM
Pre-Register to Vote
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is reminding eligible Minnesota voters that the deadline to pre-register to vote in the upcoming general election is Tuesday, October 16th.
State law requires Minnesotans to be registered at their current address before they are allowed to vote. Registrations remain current until voters move or change their names. Voters must re-register if they have not voted in the last four years.
Minnesotans may pre-register to vote by completing a voter registration application and submitting it to their county auditor's office or the Office of the Secretary of State. Applications are available online at the Secretary of State's website, at county government offices, and public libraries.
Those who register prior to the deadline will appear in the roster at their polling place and will not have to provide additional documentation at the polling place on Election Day. Minnesota allows eligible voters to register on Election Day as long as they provide proper proof of residence.