Voter Pre-Registration Deadline Is Oct 12

The deadline to pre-register for the Nov 2 election is Oct 12.

State law requires Minnesotans to be registered at their current address before they are allowed to vote. Registrations remain current until voters move or change their names. Voters must also re-register if they have not voted in the last four years.

Golden Valley offices will be open until 5 pm on Oct 12 to give residents more time to visit City Hall and pre-register.

Voters can use the Secretary of State office’s online Voter Registration Lookup at to quickly learn whether they are registered at their current address. The service also provides links to other voter resources such as how to register, the dates of the next election, and polling place location information.

Minnesotans may register to vote by completing a voter registration application and submitting it to their county auditor’s office or the Office of the Secretary of State. Applications are available online at or at county government offices and public libraries.

Those who register before the deadline will not have to register again on Election Day. Minnesota allows voters to register on Election Day as long as they provide proper proof of residence. For more information about voting and eligibility requirements, visit

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