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What to know about Minnesota's elections in 2020

Local, state, and federal races will be on the ballot this year.
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ST PAUL, Minn — Minnesota voters will have several opportunities to make their voices heard during the 2020 election season.

A full schedule of 2020 elections can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

The first statewide election happened March 3, 2020, in the Minnesota Presidential Primary. It was the state's first presidential primary election since 1992, when the state switched to a caucus system for the next several years.

Caucus meetings aren't entirely a thing of the past: For other party business, precinct caucuses were held on the night of Feb. 25.

In addition to the presidential race, 2020 will also include elections for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota, all eight congressional seats, and all state House and Senate seats in the Minnesota legislature.

The field of candidates in those races was narrowed with a primary election on Aug. 11, 2020.

The general election will be Nov. 3, 2020, with early (absentee) voting beginning on Sept. 18.

To learn more about registering to vote, or find out if you're already registered, visit the Secretary of State's page on voter registration.

To find out where you vote, you can look up your polling place on the Secretary of State's Polling Place Finder.

If you are unable to make it to your polling place in person on an election day, or would prefer not to go in person, you can learn about your absentee voting options here.

To see what will be on your ballot, you can enter your address on the Secretary of State's website to view a sample ballot.

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