MCN's INFO email is experiencing technological issues. If you need to contact MCN, please use the Contact Us form at

Nonprofits and Elections

Voting is a critical part of our democracy. The next election in Minnesota is Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Not all areas of Minnesota will have elections in 2023. Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:

  • City Officers
  • School Board Members
  • Township Officers
  • Local ballot questions

Cities & School Districts with 2023 Elections

2023 Minnesota Election Calendar

Questions or comments?
MCN is here to help with questions you have regarding elections, as well as support your organization in your civic engagement activities. Please contact

What can nonprofits do to support elections?

As nonprofits, it is our role to advocate for better voting policies and increased access to the polls to eliminate barriers a person may face to voting. Let’s make 2023 a year where we support even more communities to get out to the polls.

  • Encourage your communities to register to vote - registering increases the chance of a person voting.
  • Never assume that someone is eligible to vote or that they are already registered.
  • Integrate accessible information about voter registration and voting rights into your everyday programs!
  • Inform constituents about primary elections, voting absentee, and early voting.
  • Match your messages to the communities you work with — you are best equipped to do this!
  • Center historically disenfranchised communities — Black, Indigenous, and people of color are some of the communities that have historically experienced the highest barriers to voting because of the lack of language access, funding for elections, reduced voting hours, and voter ID requirements. Nonprofits can work to eliminate barriers for disenfranchised communities through advocacy and through informing voters of their rights. Additionally, nonprofit can inform voters why voting is a powerful way to shape the communities they live in.
I Voted

2023 Election Timeline

  • March 14: Township Elections

  • June 23 - August 7: Vote by mail or in person for the 2023 Primary

  • July 18: Deadline to pre-register for 2023 Primary Election (you may still register at your polling place on Primary Election Day)

  • August 8: 2023 Primary Election Day

  • September 22 - November 6: Vote by mail or in person for 2023 local elections

  • October 17: Deadline to pre-register for 2023 local elections (you may still register at your polling place on General Election Day)

  • November 7: 2023 Election Day

*In Minnesota you can vote early (absentee) 46 days before Election Day. You can do so via mail or in person.

Voting 101

Register to Vote

In order to vote, a person must be a registered voter at their current address and 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 (more information)

You can work with your communities to register to vote online, on paper with a canvasser, or on Election Day! The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office is a great resource for all of your voter registration and elections questions.