Nearly 18,000 Minnesotans have voted in the presidential primaries so far

(St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says nearly eighteen thousand Minnesotans have voted in the presidential primaries so far.

According to numbers released by the secretary’s office, almost 44,000 ballots have been requested to date.  Of those, nearly 18,000 have been returned.

The Presidential Nomination Primary opened on January 17th.  It’s the first presidential primary in the state since 1992.  The state will be one of 14 holding primaries on March 3rd, also known as “Super Tuesday.” In 2016, then-governor Mark Dayton signed a bill changing the state’s method of nominating presidential candidates.

A further breakdown of the numbers sent out by Simon shows that nearly 38,000 DFL ballots have been requested, compared to nearly 6,000 requests for Republican ballots.  President Donald Trump is the only candidate on the Republican ballot, a controversial move that was upheld by the state supreme court.

Of the nearly 17,195 ballots that have been accepted by the state, 14,516 are DFL ballots, while 2,678 are Republican ballots.

To request a primary ballot to vote by mail, click here.

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