Voter Help Desk
How do primaries work?

Minnesota has an "open primary," which means that voters may vote for candidates in the party of their choice and that the choice is made privately in the voting booth. The candidates for all parties are all on the same ballot, but in different columns. When you get your ballot, you choose which party's primary to vote in by voting for candidates in that column. In the primary, you may not vote for candidates in more than one party. Voting in more than one column will invalidate all of your votes in partisan offices.



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