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Presidential Nomination Primary is March 5

Presidential Nomination Primary is March 5
Posted on 01/16/2024

The presidential nomination primary (PNP) decides which presidential candidates will be on the ballot in November. This election is partisan, so voters will select the ballot from their preferred major party. In Minnesota, the major parties participating are the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, the Legalize Marijuana Now Party and the Republican Party. Election Day is March 5. More information about the presidential primary is available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at

Minnesota makes it easy to check your voter registration status, register to vote, and update your registration at

Are you already registered to vote? It's still a good idea to confirm your registration is correct and up to date. You must update your registration if you’ve moved or changed your name since the last time you voted.

Voters can fill out a ballot from the comfort of their homes with an absentee ballot by mail. Apply for an absentee ballot online at

Absentee voting for the PNP is available from Jan. 19 through March 4 at New Hope City Hall during regular business hours and on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PNP Dates to Know

  •  Jan. 19 - Vote early by mail or in person for the Presidential Primary Jan. 19 through March 4
  • Feb. 13 - Register in advance by Feb. 13 for the Presidential Primary to save time at the polls
  • Feb. 16 - Direct balloting absentee voting period begins (voters may insert their completed ballots directly into the tabulator)
  • Feb. 27 - Precinct Caucuses
  • Saturday, March 2 - Absentee voting at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, March 4 - Absentee voting at City Hall ends at 5 p.m.
  • March 5 - Presidential nomination primary Election Day (polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Call 763.531.5160 with election-related questions.

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