You are eligible to register and vote in the City of St. Charles if you are:
- at least 18 years old on the day of the election
- a citizen of the United States
- a resident of Minnesota for at least 20 days before the election
- You are not eligible to vote if you have been:
- placed under guardianship “of the person” in district court
- found by a court to be legally incompetent
- convicted of a felony without having your civil rights restored
You may register to vote by mail or in person at one of the following locations:
If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to register again unless you have:
- moved to a different address
- changed your name
- not voted at least once within the last four years
Election Day Registration
If you are not able to pre-register, you can register on election day. To do so, you must provide election judges at your polling location with certain acceptable forms of identification to prove your eligibility, such as:
A Minnesota Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit, or Identification Card with your current address (or the receipt for renewal or change of the license of i.d.).
A “Notice of Late Registration” received from your City Clerk if your voter registration card was received after the last day to pre-register.
One of the following documents that contains your name and photo: Minnesota driver’s license or identification card with a previous address, US passport, US military identification card or student identification card from a Minnesota college AND a bill for electric, water, gas, telephone, cable TV, sewer or solid waste services with a due date within 30 days of the election that contains your name and current address.
Another registered voter living in your precinct who will come to the polling location with you to vouch for your residency.
If you are a college student, you may also use your college student identification card with your name and photo if your college has provided a list of students to the county.
Election Campaign Signs
Minnesota State Statutes and the St. Charles City Code regulate the placement of campaign signs.
Following is a short summary of some of the regulations:
- No signs shall be placed in the right-of-way without the permission of the property owner.
- No signs should interfere with regulatory signs and traffic control devices.
- Minnesota State Statue 211B.045 states campaign signs may be posted from 46 days before the Primary Election on Aug. 11 until ten days after Election Day, and exempts non-commercial signs from any restriction to the size or number during that time.
- No sign shall be located in such a manner as to impede the view at intersections.
- No sign shall be attached upon trees, rocks or power poles.
- No sign shall be placed on parkland, or other publicly owned property or bridges/overpasses.
For further detail on sign placement view the state statutes on MNDot’s website. View an illustration of campaign rules.
Please contact the Deputy Clerk’s Office at 507-932-3020 with any questions.