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Register to Vote

Eligible voters can register to vote by completing and submitting a Voter Registration Application at least 21 days before an election, or they can wait to register at the polling place on the day of the election.

When to register
Residents should register to vote when any of the following take place:

  • Upon turning 18 years old
  • Name changes
  • Address changes

Check to see if you’re registered
Go to the website to find out if you are registered to vote at your current address.

Pre-registration for the 2016 state general election has closed. Voters may still register at the polls

Register at the polls
Go to the website for registration requirements and a list of documents you can use as proof of residence on Election Day.

For questions on voter registration, contact Dakota County Elections at

Last updated: 10/18/2016 5:18 AM