How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Minnesota

Register By

February 11 (Tuesday)

Same-Day Registration Minnesota has Same-Day Registration on March 3

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Minnesota Primary: March 3, 2020

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Minnesota Voter Information

Get Registered

Good news! Because Minnesota has open primaries, you can vote for Bernie regardless of your registered party. If you want to vote for Bernie, get registered to vote!

Get registered to vote now!

Minnesota has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on March 3, 2020

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7am-8pm.
Find your polling place here: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Check out the Official Minnesota 2020 Election Calendar here!

Check out the Official Minnesota Voter Guides here!

Note that voters must turn 18 years old by March 3 to vote in the presidential nomination primary.”

 

Id Requirement

If you are registered to vote, your name will be on a list of voters. You just need to write your signature next to your name. If you are registered, you do not need to show ID when you sign in.

Voter Workplace Protection

You have a right to take time off work to vote without losing your pay, personal leave, or vacation time.

Your employer must pay you for the time you need to vote, if it falls within your scheduled work time. Your employer cannot require you to use personal leave or vacation time (see Minnesota Statutes 204C.04 and 204C.08 subd. 1d).

Early Voting

Vote Early in Minnesota! Minnesotans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Minnesota begins January 17 and ends on March 2.

Friday, January 17, 2020 is the first day to receive absentee ballots.

All voters have at least one location where they can vote early in person with an absentee ballot. Depending on where you live, there may be additional locations.

You can vote in person at your county election office.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Minnesota

Minnesota has 91 delegates

  • 49 district
  • 16 at large
  • 10 Pledged PLEOs
  • 17 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Klobochar, Sen.Tina Smith, Rep. Angie Craig, Rep. Betty McCollum, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Collin C. Peterson, Rep. Dean Phillips, J.P. Barone, Debbie Goettel, Ron Harris, Marge Hoffa, Ken Martin, Walter Mondale, Suzie Nakasian, Lori A. Sellner, Elly Zaragoza

Important dates:

Precinct Caucuses: February 25, 2020

Primary: March 3,  2020

Organizing Unit Conventions: March 7 – April 19, 2020

Deadline to file to become an At Large Delegate: May 27, 2020

Deadline to file to become a District Delegate: May 2 – 29, 2020 Depending on the district

Congressional District Conventions: May 2 – May 29, 2020

State Convention: May 31, 2020

District Delegates (49) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the February 25, 2020 Precinct caucus in your precinct. All Democratic voters from the precinct are eligible to attend.
  • Delegates to the Organizing Unit Conventions are elected at the precinct caucuses.
  • At the March 7 – 19 April 19, 2020 Organizing Unit Conventions delegates are elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
  • You do not have to be a delegate to the Congressional District Convention to run for District Delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie before your Congressional District convention. Deadline is a date May 2-29, 2020 depending on which district you are in. Get and file forms with the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 255 Plato Blvd. East, Saint Paul,MN 55107-1623, or Fax 651-251-6325 or [email protected]
  • At the May 2 – 29 May 29, 2020 Congressional District Conventions the Congressional District Delegates elected at the Organizing Unit Conventions elect the District delegates.
  • District delegates and Congressional District delegates vote for the At large and PLEO delegates at the May 31, 2020 State Convention.

At Large Delegates (16) At Large Alternate Delegates (6)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 27, 2020.
  • Get and file forms with the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 255 Plato Blvd. East, Saint Paul,MN 55107-1623, or Fax 651-251-6325 or [email protected]
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected May 31, 2020 by the State Convention.

PLEO Delegates (10)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support for Bernie by May 31, 2020.
  • Get and file forms with the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 255 Plato Blvd. East, Saint Paul,MN 55107-1623, or Fax 651-251-6325 or [email protected]
  • PLEO delegates are elected May 31, 2020 by the State Convention.

Standing Committee (9) and Delegation Chair

9 Standing Committee members (3 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Minnesota’s National Convention Delegates on May 31, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (3)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before May 31, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Minnesota Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Minnesota you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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