Mar 4, 2024 - News

How to vote in Minnesota's Super Tuesday presidential primary

Illustration of a voting booth looming over the White House.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Minnesotans head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the state's presidential primary.

Why it matters: The results will determine how many of the Minnesota delegates are allocated at each party's nominating convention this summer.

The big picture: Minnesota is one of more than a dozen states holding an election on March 5, known as Super Tuesday.

  • It's just the second time the state has held a presidential primary since switching over from a caucus system.

Between the lines: Unlike in some other states, Minnesotans will only vote on the presidential contests on Tuesday.

  • The primaries for other state and federal offices will be held in August.

Zoom in: Here's what you need to know to vote in Minnesota's presidential primary:

πŸ“ Polling places open at 7am and close at 8pm. Find yours.

πŸ—³οΈ Eligible voters can register when they show up to vote. Here's what to bring.

  • No ID is required for registered voters.

Party affiliation: Minnesotans don't register by political party. But you do need to choose which major party's ballot to pull.

🀫 Which primary you participate in won't be public information, but the political parties do receive a list of everyone who voted in theirs. Your vote itself is still secret.

🧐 Your ballot may feature candidates who have already dropped out. That's because the deadline for party leaders to submit their lists was in January.

  • Democrats also have the option to vote "uncommitted," which some activists are encouraging as a form of protesting of the Israel-Hamas war.

πŸ“¬ Mail-in ballots must arrive by Election Day. If you still have one to submit, you can drop it at the election office that mailed it to you by 8pm on Tuesday.

  • You can also show up and vote in person instead. Election officials will then void the one they sent you so it can't be counted.

πŸ† Results will be available after polls close at 8pm.

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