Early voting begins Friday in Minnesota

(ABC 6 News) – On Friday, voters in Minnesota will be able to start casting ballots for the 2022 midterm elections.

This year, Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 8.

Some voters may choose to vote early through absentee voting. All eligible residents are encouraged to participate in the general election by registering to vote, reviewing their sample ballots, and making a plan to vote in person or absentee.

To find out if you’re registered to vote, CLICK HERE.

Register to vote or update your voter registration

  • In-person or mail
  • Online
    • Register to vote on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. You will need a Minnesota driver’s license or ID card number or the last four digits of your social security number.
  • Register at the polls
    • Preregistration closes 20 days before each election. If you haven’t preregistered, you can register when you vote, either at your polling place on Election Day or when voting early. You need to provide acceptable proof of residence when registering when you vote. More information on what is needed to register at the polls is on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Sample ballot and candidate information
Voters can download their sample ballot on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Candidates and questions on the ballot will be listed.

Make a plan to vote

  • Absentee voting in-person
    Those who want to vote early in person can do so at their county election office. Some cities and towns allow early voting to be done at a city office. CLICK HERE to see a list of cities and towns in Minnesota counties which have in-person voting locations.
  • Absentee by mail
    To vote by mail, please apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. Ballots will be sent beginning September 23, 2022. Mailed ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on November 8.
    Anyone who votes with an absentee or mail ballot can track the status of their ballot by CLICKING HERE.
  • In-person on Election Day
    You can find your polling location on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. You can also use the Election District Finder tool to determine your election district, who represents you, and candidate information.

More information

For the latest election updates and further details about voting including links to online tools, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website by CLICKING HERE.

During the August primary, the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office reported about 19% of eligible Minnesota voters participated in the August 9 election, which equals just over 793,000 voters.

In order to find out what will appear on your ballot, CLICK HERE.