|Elections in Minnesota|
Employees in Minnesota are allowed time off from work to vote on the morning of Election Day. Minnesota is also one of the first states to adopt same-day registration in the 1970s.
In a 2020 study, Minnesota was ranked as the 15th easiest state for citizens to vote in.
Recounts in Minnesota are handled by the State Canvassing Board, as needed in the 2008 Senate election between Norm Coleman and Al Franken.
According to the Minnesota Statutes, "the state canvassing board shall consist of the secretary of state, two judges of the supreme court, and two judges of the district court selected by the secretary of state. None of the judges shall be a candidate at the election. If a judge fails to appear at the meeting of the canvassing board, the secretary of state shall fill the vacancy in membership by selecting another judge who is not a candidate at the election. Not more than two judges of the supreme court shall serve on the canvassing board at one time".
|2020||45.28% 1,484,065||52.40% 1,717,077|
|2016||44.92% 1,322,951||46.44% 1,367,716|
|2012||46.1% 1,321,575||52.8% 1,547,688|
|2008||44.77% 1,275,400||55.22% 1,573,323|
|2004||47.59% 1,346,695||51.13% 1,445,014|
|2000||45.50% 1,109,659||47.91% 1,168,266|
|1996||35.64% 766,476||51.11% 1,120,438|
|1992||31.90% 747,841||43.50% 1,020,997|
|1988||46.01% 962,337||53.01% 1,109,471|
|1984||49.44% 1,032,602||49.78% 1,036,364|
|1980||42.60% 872,268||46.50% 945,173|