Minnesota August primary voting has started: Here's what you need to know
June 29, 2020
Minnesotans can now cast a ballot for the Aug. 11 primary.
Early absentee voting began on Friday, 46 days before the election. Under state law, any eligible Minnesotan can now elect to vote early by mail or in person.
Secretary of State Steve Simon is encouraging voters to consider mail-in ballots this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Interest appears high so far: More than 207,000 residents requested no-excuse absentee ballots as of Friday, up from roughly 8,000 at this time in 2018.