Pre-registration for voting in Minnesota’s presidential nomination primary election, to be held on March 5, ends on Feb. 13. Voters who miss the pre-registration deadline will still be able to vote by registering at their polling place on the date of the election.
Minnesotans can register to vote, or check their registration, on the Secretary of State’s website. Registration should be updated for those who have moved or changed their name since their last vote.
Although 16- and 17-year-olds are eligible to pre-register for voting, only those who have turned 18 years old by March 5 are eligible to vote in the 2024 presidential primary.
Voters will be able to register at their polling place during the presidential primary election on March 5 by bringing one of the following proofs of residence, further detailed via the Secretary of State’s site: ID with current name and address; photo ID and a document with current name and address; a registered voter who can confirm your address; college student ID with housing list; valid registration in the same precinct (if you are registered in the precinct but have changed names or moved within the same precinct); notice of late registration; or a staff person of a residential facility where you reside.
Residents may find their polling place by inputting their address to the Secretary of State’s polling place finder.
The purpose of the March 5 presidential nomination primary election is for voters in Minnesota who identify with a major political party to vote for the presidential candidate they wish their party to nominate as the candidate on the November general election ballot. Voters must request the ballot of one of the three major political parties included in the election: Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Legal Marijuana Now, or Republican. They can vote in only one party’s primary.
Early voting in the presidential primary election is currently open through March 4. In Eden Prairie, in-person voting takes place at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Additionally, the City Center will open for voting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
For those who prefer to vote early by mail, the process involves submitting a Minnesota Absentee Ballot Request.
The city’s website provides additional election-related information.
Voters can call the Secretary of State’s office at 1-877-600-8683 for voting-related questions. The call center operates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours on Election Day.
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