Registering to Vote:


You can vote if you are:

  • 18 years of age of older
  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days before the election
  • Not a convicted felon without your civil rights have the right to vote because if convicted of a felony, your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence
  • Not under guardianship of the person in which the court revokes your right to vote
  • Not legally incompetent


Completing a Voter Registration Application

Voter registration is available online here. You can also register by filling out a paper voter registration application and mailing or dropping it off at:

Blue Earth County Elections Department

410 S Fifth Street

PO Box 3524

Mankato, MN 56001-3524


Call 507.243.3011 or email Jenny at jkern@madisonlakemn.gov to request a voter registration application. Registration applications are also available at the following locations.

  • Madison Lake City Hall

     525 Main Street Madison Lake, MN 56063

  • Blue Earth County License Center/Elections Department 

     410 S Fifth Street Mankato, MN 56001

  • When you apply for or renew your driver's license
  • Minnesota Secretary of State's Office


When you fill out the application, remember that you can only vote where you live. If you are a student living at school, you can choose whether to register at home or at school, but not both. 


Registering on Election Day

If you miss registering before Election Day, you can still register on Election Day at your polling place. You will need proof of your identity and the address where you are currently living. For more information and instructions regarding Election Day Registration, visit the Secretary of State's website here.


Need an Absentee Ballot?

Application Information

Absentee Ballot Applications and information may be found on the Secretary of State's website at MNVotes.org

Military and overseas voters can also refer to the State's website for more information.


Running for Office?

Application Information