Minnesota is officially moving to a presidential primary system in 2020 — a top priority of Secretary Simon’s this legislative session. This is an important step toward making it easier for eligible Minnesotans to make their voice heard in the presidential nomination process!
The move will increase access and opportunities to vote for many Minnesotans, including those serving in the military, the elderly, and the disabled. Instead of having just one hour on one night to vote, Minnesotans will now have access to many of the benefits they’ve come to expect from our regular election process, including no-excuses absentee voting, same-day registration, and opportunities for those serving overseas.
Caucuses will still be maintained for all other elected offices.