Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have.
Voting gives you a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to you.
How to make a difference in the election process:
- Play a role in choosing our leaders and changing our laws by voting.
- Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in any election.
- Know what’s going on in your country and community.
- Contact public officials about issues that are important to you.
- Respect your right to vote! Many people in the world don’t have the right to vote.
Where do I vote?
You can find out where your polling location is here.
What is a primary election?
A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.
What is a presidential primary?
In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.
The March 3, 2020, Minnesota Presidential Nomination Primary (PNP) online absentee application is available at MNVotes.org.
Look up information by your address
You can find a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:
- Property and local amenity information
- Comprehensive list of your elected officials
- City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood
Important dates for the 2020 election
|January 17||Absentee voting begins for presidential nomination primary|
|February 11||Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for presidential nomination primary|
|February 11||Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled|
|February 25||Precinct caucuses|
|March 2||Extended hours for absentee voting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 2 Absentee voting for presidential nomination primary election closes at 5 p.m.|
|March 3||Presidential nomination primary day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|April 14||Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled|
|May 12||Possible special election date – no elections currently scheduled|
|May 19||Early candidate filing period opens for offices with a potential primary|
|June 2||Early candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary|
|June 4||Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for offices with a potential primary|
|June 26||Absentee voting begins for primary election|
|July 21||Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for primary election|
|July 28||Late candidate filling period opens|
|August 8||Extended hours for absentee voting 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.|
|August 10||In-person absentee voting for primary election closes at 5 p.m.|
|August 11||Primary election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.|
|August 11||Late candidate filling period closes at 5 p.m.|
|August 13||Candidate withdrawal deadline at 5 p.m. for late filing period|
|September 18||Absentee voting begins for general election|
|October 13||Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. for general election|
|October 31||Extended hours for absentee voting 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.|
|November 2||In-person absentee voting for general election closes at 5 p.m.|
|November 3||General election day, polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.|