Employees in Minnesota are allowed time off from work to vote on the morning of Election Day.[1] 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.[2]

Minnesota State Canvassing Board

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".[3]

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
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

See also

References

  1. ^ Minnesota Statutes 204C.04
  2. ^ J. Pomante II, Michael; Li, Quan (15 Dec 2020). "Cost of Voting in the American States: 2020". Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy. 19 (4): 503–509. doi:10.1089/elj.2020.0666. S2CID 225139517. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  3. ^ Minnesota Statutes 204C.31, subdivision 2