Presidential primary coming in March

Make your voice heard in the 2020 presidential primary Tuesday, March 3. Only the major political parties are allowed to participate. Each party will have its own ballot. No other offices will appear on the ballot. Precinct caucuses will still be held to conduct other party business.

Major political parties in Minnesota include (in alphabetical order): Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party, Legal Marijuana Now Party and the Republican Party of Minnesota.

This type of election requires voters to request the party ballot of their choice. If a voter refuses to select a party, they will not be able to vote in the presidential nomination primary. A voter’s choice of party ballot will be recorded and is private data. However, a list of who voted in a presidential nomination primary and the political party each voter selected will be provided to the chair of each major political party, by law. How a voter voted on the ballot will remain secret.

Vote at your polling place March 3 or by absentee ballot between January 17 and March 2. To request a ballot early by mail visit blm.mn/absentee. For more information about the presidential primary and precinct caucuses, visit www.sos.state.mn.us/.