Voting Information 2022

Election Day in Minnesota is Tuesday, November 8

From Barriers to the Ballot: What You Need to Know

Join Greater Twin Cities United Way for an online event for information that will empower you and your community to get to the ballot this year.
When: November 3rd from 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3TPsex4

Find My Polling Place

Polling Place Finder: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Enter your address into this Polling Place Finder to find out important voting information for your precinct, including:

  • Your Polling Place (where you vote, map & directions)
  • Districts for your precinct (including maps)
  • “Candidates on My Ballot” (candidates and questions on the ballot at your next election, when available)

Other Ways to Vote

In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot starting 46 days before Election Day. You can request an absentee ballot online for federal, state, and county elections. Read about other options and more information about absentee voting at the links below.

I am currently experiencing homelessness, can I register to vote?

The answer is YES. If you are experiencing homelessness you can register before or on election day.

Registering before election day:

  • If you register before Election Day using an outdoor location as your residence, your voter record will be marked ‘challenged’ because the county could not confirm a specific street address. You will still be able to vote, but at the polling place on Election Day, you will be asked to swear under oath that you are living at that location. In order to better ensure your registration remains active through Election Day, it is best to register within two months of that date.

Register on Election Day:

  • You can also register on Election Day. You will need to show proof of residence.
  • If you live outside, in a shelter, or are staying at a friend’s house, you may not have any documents proving you live there. If so, a registered voter from your precinct can go with you to the polling place to sign an oath confirming where you live.
  • If you live in a shelter, a staff person can go with you to the polling place to confirm you live at the shelter.

Voting after a felony conviction

  • You can vote after you finish all parts of your sentence, including any probation, parole, or supervised release.
  • As soon as you finish (once you are ‘off-paper’), you can vote. You will need to register to vote. It is best to register before Election Day, but it is not required.

I am a college student, where can I vote?

  • You should register to vote from the address you currently consider home. For many students, this is likely a school address or a parent’s house. If you still go back to visit but no longer consider it your home, then you should register to vote where you live at school.
  • If you moved to Minnesota from another state and currently consider Minnesota your home, you can vote here even if you pay out-of-state tuition or have a driver’s license from another state.
  • If you do not consider your school address to be your home, you can apply to vote by mail with an absentee ballot.
  • Minnesota voters can apply online; otherwise, visit your home state’s election website.

Transportation Resources

Lyft Voting Access Program

  • Riders can preload the code VOTE22 before Election Day for a 50% discount that gets applied to their ride to the polls on November 8. Codes will be available to be used during voting hours in every time zone, for a discount of up to $10. Riders can preload or activate the code directly in the Lyft app or in the apps of one of Lyfts participating local bikeshare systems.
  • Rochester Public Transit is making it easier for voters in Rochester to get to the polls on Election Day. On Tuesday, November 8 anyone using public transit to get to their polling place may do so for free. Riders can simply tell the driver that purpose of the trip is to cast a vote and no fare will be charged. Polling places are open from 7 am to 8 pm. Free rides are available an hour before polls open and until an hour after they close. Follow the link to view the rider schedule.

Need help finding a resource?

Call to speak with one of our highly trained Community Resource Specialists by phone.

Your call is completely confidential, and we have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong.

Call 2-1-1

Toll Free: 800-543-7709
Local: 651-291-0211
Text your zip code to 898-211*
24-7 / Confidential / All Languages

From Our Specialists:

I get excited when I hear about new social service programs because it means more help for those who need it.

*Standard msg&data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. For end user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211, go to http://preventionpaystext.com/policies/