In a polling place, only authorized people can be present. Campaigning is not allowed and political materials cannot be worn.
Only authorized people are allowed inside a polling place during voting hours, such as voters and their minor children, poll workers and someone assisting a voter. People may not gather or linger in the polling place or within 100 feet of the building.
For a complete list of who's allowed inside, see Minnesota Statutes 204C.06.
You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.
No one can campaign inside the polling place or within 100 feet of the building. If the polling place is on public property, no one can campaign anywhere on the property, even beyond 100 feet. However, the prohibition of signs and campaign materials within 100 feet does not apply to adjacent private property.
In the polling place, you cannot display campaign t-shirts, buttons or literature which relate to specific candidates, official political parties, or ballot questions on the ballot that day. You will need to either cover up or remove these items while in the polling place.
Voters may not place pre-printed stickers on their ballot in the write-in space (Minnesota Rules 8230.1450).
There is no law that strictly prohibits taking photos or videos in the polling place to record your own voting experience. However, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State discourages this activity for the following reasons:
If you believe someone has violated Minnesota election law, you will need to provide information to the proper authorities. Learn more about Secure and Fair Elections.