Polls open for Minnesota primaryST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Primary election polls are open in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Primary election polls are open in Minnesota.
State officials expect they won't be crowded. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie predicts less than 15 percent of eligible voters to go to the polls.
Participation is expected to be much higher in northeastern Minnesota's 8th Congressional District, which is nationally considered a potential win for Democrats, and in the southern 1st District. Some of the 40 legislative primaries on the ballot could also generate higher turnout.
The primary is the first since districts were redrawn this spring to reflect population shifts. In some townships, polls don't open until 10 a.m. Polls close at 8 p.m.