Voter Registration

You may only register and vote in the precinct where you reside. You may register at your polling location the day of the election, you may obtain a registration card from the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer's Office or by downloading a form from the Minnesota Secretary of State website up to 20 days prior to election day.

A person is eligible to vote if:

  • You will be at least 18 years old on election day
  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
  • Reside at the address given as your residence

Once you are a registered voter in your precinct, you do not have to register again unless:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You do not vote for four years

Registering on Election Day

If you are registering to vote on election day, bring one of the following documents to verify your current address:

Accepted Identification (ID) with Current Name & Address in Precinct

  • Minnesota driver's license or learner's permit or receipt for either that has a valid address in that precinct
  • Minnesota ID card (issued instead of a driver's license by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety) or receipt that has a valid address in that precinct
  • Student ID card plus a dorm list with present address
  • Student fee statement with address in the precinct plus a photo ID
  • Prior registration in the precinct shown on the roster
  • Notice of late registration sent by the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer

Photo Identification with a Current Utility Bill

  • Photo ID must be:
    • Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota ID card with a former address
    • U.S. passport
    • U.S. military ID
    • Minnesota student photo ID
  • Utility bill must be:
    • Cable TV, electric, gas, phone, water, garbage, or sewer
    • Due within 30 days of the election
    • Have the voter's name and current address in the precinct