Early voting for presidential nomination primary begins today

Minnesota voters can begin early voting today in the March 3 “Super Tuesday” presidential nomination primary. 

This is the first time since 1956 the balloting process has worked that way in Minnesota.

Secretary of State Steve Simon says many more people will be able to participate in this new process than in the old, more traditional process of doing this through precinct caucuses.  

Voters may go to their county or city office to vote absentee, or they may have a ballot sent to them. In Beltrami County, this office is at the County Administration Building in Suite 220.

According to Simon, 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. How a voter voted on the ballot will be secret.

For more information on this primary, check out the Secretary of State’s website.

There are 15 presidential hopefuls on the DFL ballot.  President Donald Trump is the only choice on the Republican ballot.

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