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A driver’s license does not grant a person the right to vote.
In order to vote in Minnesota, a person must be a U.S. citizen, be above the age of 18, have resided in Minnesota for at least 20 days and must not currently be incarcerated for a felony.
A driver’s license is one of several documents that can be used to validate a voter’s residency status, however possessing one does not equate to citizenship.
While registering to vote, a person must affirm they are a U.S. citizen. Anyone voting as a non-citizen risks a felony charge and deportation.
This fact brief is responsive to conversations such as this one.
- DocumentCloud Office of Secretary of State Statement
- State of Minnesota Election Facts
- State of Minnesota Do I need to bring ID?
- Minnesota House Research Department Minnesota’s Voter Eligibility and Identification Requirements
- Office of the Governor of Minnesota Register on Election Day