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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Absentee Voting Now Open for Presidential Primary


In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary, which will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Absentee voting for the presidential primary is now open and runs through March 2.

Only major parties will participate and each major party will have a separate ballot. Candidates have been submitted by the party chairs and no other races will appear.

A voter must request their party ballot choice and their choice will be recorded and provided to the chairs of each major political party. For more information, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Elections & Voting webpage

Precinct caucuses and local and state nominating conventions will still take place to conduct other party business. Visit the Ramsey County Key Election Dates webpage for important 2020 election-related activities.

Absentee Ballots

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Office to get an absentee ballot application. Once you receive your ballot application, you can return it by mail or vote in person. 

Vote by Mail:

Ramsey County Elections
PO Box 64098
St. Paul, MN 55164-0098

Vote In Person (Absentee ballot by envelope - Friday, January 17th through Monday, February 24th):

Ramsey County Elections Office - Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
New Brighton Community Center - Mon. to Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ramsey County Roseville Library - Mon. to Fri., 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 If you have questions about a turnaround time regarding receipt of a ballot once you’ve submitted your application, please call Ramsey County Elections at

Note:  Early Voting (Direct Ballot Voting ~ in which the voter places their ballot directly into the ballot machine) begins Tuesday, February 25 and runs through Monday, March 2

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