Minnesota’s early primary voting already underway

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

While Minnesotans will be able to physically vote in Minnesota’s March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary, absentee balloting is already underway.

Absentee ballots can be picked up at the Swift County Courthouse, or a person can go to the mnvotes.org to print off a primary ballot.

The primary will help determine both the Democratic and Republican party candidates for the November general election.

“The presidential nomination primary opens up the selection process and allows more Minnesotans to participate,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “Caucuses are limited to a few hours on one evening; this primary will give more people more ways to participate, and over a longer period of time.”

Minnesota is one of 14 states conducting a primary March 3 – Super Tuesday.

There is one requirement for the primary ballot that is not required for the general election – you have to declare which party’s primary you will be voting. Ysou will get a Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) ballot or a Republican ballot depending on which party you chose to identify with for the primary...


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