Breadcrumb Home Minneapolis College Votes! Title Minneapolis College Votes! Banner Widgets Past Events Visit the video for the September 23 Popcorn & Politics: Practical Information on Voting in Minnesota 2020 Event. Visit the video for the October 14 Popcorn & Politics: What is the Electoral College Event. Just the FAQs What is a primary? What is a general election? Primary elections determine which candidates will appear on the general election ballot. General elections determine who wins an elected office. How do I vote? How do I vote? There are several ways you can vote in the primary and the general election: In-person on election day at your designated polling place. Find your polling location here. Vote early in-person at your county election office. Vote by mail using an absentee ballot. Order a mail-in ballot here. Who can vote in the primary and general elections? To vote, all of these must be true: I will be at least 18 years old on Election Day I am a citizen of the United States I will have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day I am not under court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes my right to vote I have not been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote If I have been convicted of a felony, my felony sentence has expired (been completed) or I have been discharged from my sentence Can someone register to vote if they are experiencing homelessness? Yes! Find more information on the MN Secretary of State website.