Before you can vote, you must register. In Minnesota, you may register 21 days or more before election day for your name to appear on the polling place roster, or you may register on election day at your polling place.
You may register and vote if you:
- will be at least 18 years old on election day;
- are a citizen of the United States;
- are a resident of the school district; and
- will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day; and
- will have finished serving all parts of a felony conviction sentence.
Individuals are not eligible voters if they:
- are under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked their voting rights;
- have been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law; or
- are not properly registered.
Find information about registering to vote on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/.
To vote by absentee ballot for the Nov. 5 election, voters must complete and return an application for an absentee ballot. Download the absentee ballot application.
City of Moorhead Ward 3 and Ward 4 Residents: Return absentee ballot applications and vote by absentee ballot at Moorhead City Hall.
All Other School District Residents: Return absentee ballot applications to the election clerk for Moorhead Area Public Schools at 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56560.
Absentee ballots are available 46 days prior to election day.
Contact the Clay County auditor for more information or visit https://claycountymn.gov/283/Election-Information The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.state.mn.us provides information relating to frequently asked questions on registering and voting, including absentee ballot information.