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Voting & Election Information

This page is intended for voters to find information and resources regarding the upcoming election.

When is Election Day?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Polling sites are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you are in line to vote by 8:00 p.m., you will still be allowed to vote.

Where do I vote?

If you are unsure of your polling site (where to vote), please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Polling Place Finder and enter either your zip code or county.

If you are a UMD student living on campus, you can vote in the Kirby Ballroom.

How do I register to vote?*

If you are not registered to vote or need to update your registration information, you may do so at your local polling location on Election Day as long as you can provide proof of residence. 

To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must bring one of the following with your current name and address to verify your residence in the precinct :

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature 
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address 
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • Both 1) a photo ID from the list below, and 2) a current bill from the list below with your current name and address in the precinct

Photo IDs (may be expired)

Bills (delivered electronically or by mail)

Minnesota Driver's License

  • Utility bill due within 30 days of Election Day:

Minnesota ID Card

    • Telephone (landline, cell, VOIP, etc.) 

United States Passport

    • TV (cable, satellite, etc.)

United States Military ID Card

    • Internet services

Tribal ID Card

    • Electric

Minnesota University, College, or Technical College ID Card

    • Gas


    • Solid waste


    • Sewer services


    • Water


  • Rent statement dated within 30 days of election day that itemizes utilities


  • Current student fee statement

*Information on same day registration was taken directly from the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.


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