The right to vote is the centerpiece of our democracy. Regardless of political party, Minnesotans want free and fair elections in which every eligible citizen can participate.

Common Cause Minnesota is a leading force in protecting the right to vote and making voting more accessible. Over the years, we’ve made progress and our election laws are among the most inclusive and voter-friendly in the country, something all Minnesotans can be very proud of.

In Minnesota, we have:

  • Online voter registration, available through the Secretary of State’s website
  • Election Day or “same day” voter registration
  • Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds
  • Automatic voter registration
  • Restored voting rights for individuals previously convicted of a felony
  • Expanded early-voting hours
  • Joined the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) to share voter registration records with other participating states to keep voter rolls more accurate
  • Shifted to the use of paper ballots, which allows for audits to confirm election results
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