REGIONAL— Minnesotans will have their say on the U.S. presidential nominating contests in both the Democratic and Republican parties on Tuesday, when Minnesota holds its first presidential …
REGIONAL— Minnesotans will have their say on the U.S. presidential nominating contests in both the Democratic and Republican parties on Tuesday, when Minnesota holds its first presidential primary in nearly thirty years.
Anyone registered to vote in Minnesota will be able to take part in the primary at their usual polling location between the hours of 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., although a few smaller polling locations may not open until 10 a.m. If you’re 18 years of age or older, and are not registered to vote, you can register at your polling location with sufficient proof of residency, or another voter can vouch for your residency.
Voters, unlike in past years, will need to select either the DFL or the Republican ballot, a declaration that has raised concerns with some Minnesotans, where voters have not traditionally been required to declare for one party or another. A voter’s choice of party ballot will be recorded and a list of who voted in the presidential primary and their party selection will be made available to the chairs of each major political party. How a voter actually voted on their ballot will remain a secret.
Those unhappy with the voting process can weigh in on the issue with complaint forms that should be available at polling locations.
Minnesota’s March 3 primary is part of what’s known as Super Tuesday, a day when a total of 14 states, including California and Texas, are scheduled to vote in the presidential nominating process. To find your polling place, go to https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.