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Voter Information

Augsburg values every opportunity for students to be civically engaged. Election Day is an Augsburg holiday to allow students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in the democratic process through voting, volunteering, and community engagement.

Who Can Vote?

To vote in Minnesota, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • A resident of Minnesota for 20 days
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction

You can pre-register to vote as a 16- or 17-year-old in Minnesota; you must be 18 years old before voting.

Find out more here about when and how to vote if you are registered in a state other than Minnesota, including absentee ballot information.

Register to Vote

There are multiple ways to register to vote in Minnesota.

  • You can register to vote online up to 21 days before Election Day.
  • You can register on paper up to 21 days before Election Day.
  • You can register or update your registration when you vote, whether that is at your polling place on Election Day or at an early voting location. You will need to provide proof of residence to register at the time of voting.

Review voter registration FAQs here.

How to Vote

There are multiple ways to vote in Minnesota. However you choose to vote, you can view your sample ballot ahead of time.

You can apply for an absentee ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Make sure to leave time for election officials to mail your ballot.

Voters with print disabilities may request an accessible absentee ballot. After submitting an absentee ballot request, contact your county election office and specify that you wish to receive an accessible ballot.

For More Information

Comprehensive Minnesota voter and election information is available from the Office of the Secretary of State. Additional resources are available from Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services.

For Minneapolis voters, Pillsbury United Communities put together a helpful guide to learn what’s on the ballot this year, the powers and duties of City Council, and tips for researching candidates at


Contact the Augsburg vote coordinator:

Michael Grewe

Dean of Students


View Augsburg’s voter engagement plan here.