Bookmark this page as a resource to help you take steps to register to vote and cast your ballot! Election Day in Minnesota is Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Voting and Election Information
Follow the steps below to find out how and where to vote.
You can only vote from the address where you “reside.” Your residence is the place you consider your home, from which you have no current intent to move. As a college student, if you consider your campus residence as your home, you may vote at that address, but if you consider your family’s address, or some other address as your home, you must vote from that address. Of course, you can only vote from one address in each election.
In order to vote, you need to register. We encourage students to register anytime now through September 20 (National Voter Registration Day). Registration temporarily closes 20 days before the election, and opens again on Election Day for voters who register at their polling place.
Before Election Day
Click here to register online, or click here to download an application and register on paper.
On Election Day
In Minnesota, you also have the right to register and vote on Election Day when you provide proof of residence. Click here for information about registering on Election Day. For students, proofs of residence can include:
- A valid Minnesota driver’s license, Minnesota ID card or permit with your current address
- If your Minnesota ID has an old address, you can use it or your college or university ID in combination with another document that has your current address, including a student fee statement, a utility bill, or a rent statement from your landlord that itemizes utilities
- A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath, also known as a “voucher.”
Reminder: You must re-register each time you change addresses, change names, or do not vote at least once during a four-year period. Update your registration by completing a new registration application.
Find your polling place and voting hours on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. On Election Day, go to your polling place and cast your vote.
Absentee Student Voting
If you are going to be somewhere other than your residence on Election Day, you can still vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications and instructions are available at the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
If you are going to be out of the country or studying abroad on the day of the elections, you can still vote in Minnesota. Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website for information and resources related to overseas voting.
Events and Additional Resources
NHCC is hosting several events to celebrate democracy and civic engagement. Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote on election day, November 8! Paper voter registration applications are also available in Student Life, Campus Center 101.
- Voter Registration Event, October 11-12
- Constitution Day, September 19
- Sample Ballot Event, September 20-21, 8:00 a.m.-6 p.m. - Stop by LRC 104 and learn how to locate and print your sample ballot, and how to find information about candidates before the election.
- National Voter Education Week is October 3-7
The Minnesota Secretary of State website offers these resources for college students.