Voting is one of your most sacred and protected rights as United States Citizens. The city clerk, Hennepin County Elections and Secretary of State’s office are available to answer your questions about voter registration, rights and elections.
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What's on the Election Day ballot in 2018?
Where do I vote?
Your polling place may have changed since the last election. You must vote at the polling place assigned to the precinct in which you live. There are 24 precinct polling places in Brooklyn Park.
How to Vote Absentee/Early
When are polling places open?
On Election Day, polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
To be eligible to vote in Minnesota you must
Be a United States citizen
Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day
Maintain residence at the address given on the registration form
You are not eligible to vote if
You are under court-ordered guardianship in which there is a court order revoking your right to vote
You have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
You have any felony conviction record without having your civil rights restored. If you have a question on the status of a prior felony conviction, you should contact your probation officer to gain clarification and resolve your status question before completing a voter registration application.
Giving false information on your voter registration application is a felony punishable by not more than five years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $10,000, or both.
You must re-register if
You have moved to a different address (even if to a different unit at the same address).
Changed your name
Have not voted at least once within the last four years
In Minnesota, you can pre-register at least 20 days before Election Day. After the 20-day deadline, you must register on Election Day.
Register to vote by completing the online voter registration application
Mail or drop off your voter registration paper application to City Hall, Attn: Elections or the Hennepin County Election Division.
Once you are registered, you will receive a postcard with information about where you vote on Election Day and your name will appear on the list of pre-registered voters at your polling place.
Election Day registration
If you miss the pre-registration deadline (20 days before each election), you can still register to vote on Election Day at your polling place. You are required to provide certain acceptable forms of identification to prove your eligibility when registering on Election Day.
Requirements for Election Day registration
You must have one of the following to verify your residence:
A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card or receipt for any of these containing a valid address in the precinct
A Tribal ID card that contains your name, signature and address in the precinct
A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
A notice of late registration that was sent to you from your county auditor
A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
An authorized employee of a residential facility where you reside who can confirm your address (the residential facility must provide a list of employees to election officials)
A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
Voters may register by a combination of one picture ID from Column 1 AND one type of bill from Column 2.
The ID can be expired, and the document can also be shown electronically on a device (smart phone, etc.)
Approved photo ID’s must contain the voter’s name and photo. It may contain the voter’s old address or have no address.
Driver’s license, state ID card or learner’s permit issued by any state
U.S. Military ID
Tribal ID card with the name, signature and photo of the voter
Minnesota university, college or technical college ID card
Minnesota high school ID card
Eligible original bills including account statements and start of service notifications, dated or due date is 30 days before or after the election, must contain current name and address in the precinct.
Television, cable, satellite
Electric / gas
Telephone (cell, landlines, VOIP)
Credit card or banking services
Bills for rent or mortgage statements
Garbage or solid waste
Residential lease or rental agreement if valid through Election Day
Current student fee statement
If you are a student living at school, you can choose whether to register at home or at school but not both! You can vote by absentee ballot, but be sure you have the proper information and identification.
More information on voting
Visit Secretary of the State
Look up your voter registration status
Visit Hennepin County Elections
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.
Phone and email
Email Devin Montero
Hennepin County Elections
012 PSL Level
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487
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Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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