DULUTH, MN-- Minnesota is among the first states allowed to vote in the Presidential Primary, with early voting beginning at 8 a.m. Friday.
According to the National Conference of State Legislators, qualified voters in 39 states and the District of Columbia can cast a ballot in person during a designated period prior to Election Day.
Minnesota's early voting period happens 46 days before the election. This means Minnesota is one of the first to vote in Presidential Primaries and Elections. The average length of early voting periods in the United States is 19 days.
Minnesotans can choose to vote early in-person or by using an absentee ballot.
Early voting lasts in Minnesota until March 2 at 5 p.m. The Presidential Primary is on Tuesday, March 3.
Click here for more information on early voting.