Primary Election Day Is Tomorrow
08/13/2012 - 10:35 AM
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is reminding voters that the State Primary Election is being held tomorrow; Tuesday, August 14th. This is the first election since redistricting and those changes directly impact many Minnesota voters.
A state primary election serves a different purpose than a general election. For partisan races, a primary election narrows the field of candidates for the three major political parties who will be on the general election ballot. Primary voters also narrow the field for nonpartisan candidates for judicial, county and local offices.
Minnesota has an open primary, which means that voters are not required to register with a political party however, primary voters cannot vote for candidates in more than one political party. Most polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find who is going to be on the ballot click here.
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