What if I have safety or privacy concerns?

Your name and address are public when you register to vote. However, if you have safety or privacy concerns, there are ways to register and vote without making your information public:

  • Safe at Home is Minnesota's address confidentiality program. When you join this program, you will vote by mail using an absentee ballot sent through the Safe at Home office. Your name and address will not be shared with Washington County Elections. Only your marked ballot is counted.
  • Request to Withhold Voter Information from Public Information (PDF). Send the completed form to Washington County Election Administration at elections@co.washington.mn.us. Your name and address will still appear on the list of voters at the polling place on Election Day, but will not be available to members of the public.
  • Request to Inactive Voter Record (PDF) Inactivate your voter record by sending a completed form to Washington County Election Administration at elections@co.washington.mn.us. This will prevent election officials from seeing the information in the database of voters. Once you inactivate your record, you must re-register before voting again.

More details about these programs are available at I Fear For My Personal Safety.

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1. How do I fix a typo in my registration?
2. How do I get a copy of my voter registration card or proof of registration?
3. How do I change my party registration?
4. How do I cancel my registration?
5. How do I let someone know a voter has died?
6. What voter data is public and private?
7. What if I have safety or privacy concerns?
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