Who is eligible to vote?
You can vote in Ramsey County if on Election Day you:
- Are at least 18 years old
- Are a citizen of the United States
- Have been a Minnesota resident for 20 days immediately preceding the election
- Are a resident of Ramsey County and the precinct in which you wish to vote
- Are not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court revokes your right to vote
- Are not found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
- Have the right to vote because, if you have been convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed), or you have been discharged from your sentence
How do I register to vote?
To vote, every voter must first register. You may register to vote before Election Day until pre-registration cut-off (July 23, 2013 for the Municipal and School District Primary and October 15, 2013 for the Municipal and School District General Election). Your registration subsequently remains current until you move, change your name, or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may also register to vote at your polling place on Election Day with the proper documents.
Register to Vote Online:
Click here to register to vote online
To register to vote online, you must:
- be eligible to register and vote in Minnesota
- provide an email address
- provide your identification number:
- MN-issued driver's license
- MN ID card or
- Last 4 digits of Social Security Number
If you do not have an email address and one of the identification numbers above, you cannot register online. You may register to vote with a paper voter registration application.
Registering Before Election Day
You may register to vote online, in person at the Ramsey County Elections office, or by mail. The deadline for pre-registration is July 23, 2013 for the Municipal and School District Primary and October 15, 2013 for the Municipal and School District General Election.
You can get a voter registration application at any city or town hall in Ramsey County. City hall staff can transmit the completed form to Ramsey County Elections, or you can mail in the completed form to Ramsey County Elections.
You can also print, complete, and then mail in this voter registration application to Ramsey County Elections:
Copy of the Voter Registration Application
How do I know if I am registered to vote?
Visit the Secretary of State office’s voter registration lookup service. You will be asked to enter your name, birthday, and address and the service will quickly indicate whether you are registered at that address. You may also call our office at 651-266-2171 to check whether you are registered to vote.
Voter registration lookup service
Registering on Election Day
Information of Election Day Registration
Can I vote if I am in Foreclosure?
You cannot be denied the right to vote due to the fact that you are in a mortgage foreclosure process. Ramsey County residents who are involved in a foreclosure proceeding can still vote since they can still reside in their house during foreclosure proceedings. The owner still has rights to the property for a period of time during foreclosure and may continue to live in the home for at least six months after the sheriff’s sale. As long as you are living in your house, you can claim it as your residence, even if it is in foreclosure.
State law requires that anyone challenging an owner’s eligibility to vote must have personal knowledge that the individual is not eligible to vote – that he or she does not live in the precinct and has vacated the residence (through either a voluntary move or eviction proceeding) and does not intend to return.
An owner who has vacated the property in foreclosure with no intention of returning cannot vote from that address. Instead, that person must vote in the precinct of current residence, whether it is the home of a friend or relative, a homeless shelter, etc., as long as the person has resided in Minnesota for 20 days.
For more information, please visit the Secretary of State’s Website:
or call 1877-600-VOTE (8683)