Caucuses tomorrow, primary next week

Pre-registration for voting in Minnesota’s presidential nomination primary has closed, but voter registration can still take place in person on Super Tuesday, March 3.

Precinct caucuses will be held tomorrow evening. To find your precinct location, visit the caucus finder on the Secretary of State’s website.

The precinct caucuses will not hold a straw poll like they did in Iowa, but will determine other party business, such as choosing volunteers who will organize political activities, discuss issues and ideas for the party to support, and choose delegates who will endorse candidates at future conventions.

Early voting, or “no excuse” absentee voting, has been underway since Jan. 17. To date, over 70,000 ballots have been requested.

Of those, 36,726 have been accepted, with 30,932 Democratic ballots and 5,787 Republican ballots accepted, according to the latest update from Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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