The offices on Minnesota voting ballots change from year to year, but in 2016, the Minnesota voting ballot includes United States president, United States representative and Minnesota state senator. Other offices on the 2016 ballot include Minnesota state representative and positions on the Minnesota Supreme Court and the school board.
Offices in other years may include United States senator and Minnesota governor. Voters can register through an online application or by printing the application and returning it in person or by mail to a county or state elections office. Voters must be eligible to vote and must provide a Minnesota-issued driver's license, Minnesota ID card or the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. Voters can register before or on election day.
Absentee ballots are available upon request for voters who cannot vote at their designated polling station on election day. Absentee voting is available by mail or at certain locations in advance of the election. Minnesota also offers curbside voting, which allows voters who are unable to register to vote without leaving their vehicle. Two election judges of different political parties come to the voter's vehicle, take their voter registration information and provide a ballot and accompanying materials to ensure the privacy of the vote.