2022 Voter Information

You have important congressional and state elections this fall. Review this guide and go to mnvotes.org to find out everything you need to know for the 2022 elections!

Given the rise of anti-democratic forces in our country, it is critical that everyone turns out this election and votes for candidates who will protect and strengthen our democracy.

2022 Election Dates

Pro-RCV Candidates on the Ballot

Thanks to all the advocacy and outreach you’ve done, there are many candidates running for the legislature who support Ranked Choice Voting and will make it a priority if they are elected. You can see who supports Ranked Choice Voting on our 2022 RCV candidates page.

Voting Information

Find out everything you need to know about when, how and where to vote at mnvotes.org.

Find out what’s on your ballot

The easiest way to find out about the races, candidates and ballot measures on your ballot is to download your sample ballot, review it, and practice filling it out. You can fill it out before you go and take it to the polls with you.

Go to the Secretary of State’s website, type in your address, click the sample ballot button and save it on your computer or print it out.

Plan where, when, and how you will vote

You may vote early by mail, vote early in person or vote on election day (Tuesday, November 8) at your local polling location.

Check the Secretary of State’s website to make sure you are registered to vote. If you are not registered, it’s not a problem. You can register on Election Day.

Vote by Mail

To vote by mail:

  1. Request a ballot: You can request an absentee ballot online, and it will be mailed to you; or you can download and complete an absentee ballot application on paper, and return it to your county election office by mail, fax or email. Return the application as soon as possible, and a ballot will be mailed to you. All Minnesota voters are eligible to vote by mail and no excuse is required.
  2. Vote: For your ballot to count, remember this important information:
    • Read the instructions that come with your ballot carefully.
    • You will need a witness when you vote and complete your ballot. The witness can be either a registered Minnesota voter or a notary.
  3. Return the ballot and forms right away after you finish: Your ballot will not count if it is received after Election Day, November 8, 2022.
    You can also return your ballot in person no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day to the election office that sent your ballot. Note that you may not drop your ballot off at your polling place on election day. If you decide to vote in person, do NOT bring your ballot with you to your polling location – leave it at home.
  4. Track the status of your ballot and confirm that it was received and counted.

Vote Early in Person

You can vote early with an absentee ballot at your local elections office. If you are not registered, you can do so in person if you show proof of residence.

Locations:

Hours: For most elections, absentee voting locations must be open during their normal business hours starting 46 days before the election. Locations offering absentee ballots for federal, state or county elections must also be open:

  • The last Saturday before Election Day (10 a.m. — 3 p.m.)
  • The day before Election Day until 5 p.m.
    Some local jurisdictions may provide additional absentee voting days or hours beyond the above required days and times. Call your jurisdiction for more information.

Vote on Election Day

And of course, you can choose to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.

Due to redistricting, your polling location may have changed. If you choose to vote on Election Day, please take a moment to check your polling location.

Polling places are usually open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Election rules

Read rules for polling place behavior, learn about your rights and find out how to file a complaint:

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