Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes


Subdivision 1.Requirements.

Except as provided in subdivision 2, an individual who meets the following requirements at the time of an election is eligible to vote. The individual must:

(1) be 18 years of age or older;

(2) be a citizen of the United States; and

(3) maintain residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election.

Subd. 2.Not eligible.

The following individuals are not eligible to vote. Any individual:

(1) convicted of treason or any felony whose civil rights have not been restored;

(2) under a guardianship in which the court order revokes the ward's right to vote; or

(3) found by a court of law to be legally incompetent.

Subd. 2a.Felony conviction; restoration of civil right to vote.

An individual who is ineligible to vote because of a felony conviction has the civil right to vote restored during any period when the individual is not incarcerated for the offense. If the individual is later incarcerated for the offense, the individual's civil right to vote is lost only during that period of incarceration. For purposes of this subdivision only, an individual on work release under section 241.26 or 244.065 or an individual released under section 631.425 is not deemed to be incarcerated.

Subd. 3.Penalty.

Any individual who votes who knowingly is not eligible to vote is guilty of a felony.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes