Upcoming election dates and why
10/29/2019 1:43:17 PM
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In 2016, the Minnesota legislature passed a law establishing a presidential nomination primary (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 207A). In March 2020, Minnesota will hold a presidential nomination primary to vote for each participating major party’s nominee for President.
The primary will take place on March 3, 2020. Most polling places will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. Find your polling place and learn how to vote early in person or by mail at mnvotes.org. Early (Absentee) voting begins on January 17, 2020.
Only major political parties will participate. Each party has its own ballot with only their candidates listed.
You will be required to request only one party’s ballot when you vote, whether absentee or in-person at your polling place.
Your ballot will only list nominees for President for the party you requested.
A record of which party’s ballot you selected will not be public data, but be made available to the major political parties. Each major party chair will submit a list of candidates for their party, and will decide:
The presidential nomination primary results will determine Minnesota’s delegates for each major party.
Precinct caucuses and local and state nominating conventions will still take place for other party business.
Precinct caucuses are meetings run by state political parties. They are the first in a series of meetings where parties may endorse candidates, select delegates, and set goals and priorities (party platforms).
The 2020 precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. This is one week before the Presidential Primary. Caucus locations will be posted at mnvotes.org shortly before the caucus date.
In addition to the Presidential Nomination Primary, Minnesota voters will have the State Primary Election- held August 11, 2020 for offices other than President that need a primary election- and the General Election for President, U.S. Representatives, and other offices, held on November 3rd.
The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing thanks:
James Paul Beldon III for ASL talent.
Mark Zangara for voiceover.
Keystone Interpreting Solutions for film production.
The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State for the original content.
Vote and participate!
November 5, 2019 - Election Day: Some parts of Minnesota will have elections on County Commissioner Elections, School District Elections, and Municipal Elections.
February 25, 2020 - Precinct Caucus
March 3, 2020 - Presidential Primary
March 10, 2020 - March Township (If you live in a township, check the mnvotes.org website to see if you have an election on this date.)
August 11, 2020 - Primary
November 3, 2020 - General Election