Maple Grove Explains Presidential Primary Voting
For the first time since the 90’s, Minnesotans will vote in a presidential primary instead of a caucus. Absentee voting is already underway, but that can create some confusion. Voters are choosing from candidates in a field that is still changing. One Maple Grove employee thought people needed a primary primer. So, on the way into the absentee voting room in the Maple Grove Government Center, voters will find an array of displays explaining the process. That includes voters having to choose which party they’ll be voting for in the primary.
One feature Maple Grove elections worker Jamy Hanson is proud of is a sign that gets updated every time a candidate drops out of the race. That’s important because votes for candidates who drop out will still go toward that candidate.
“That may mean that some people may want to wait until closer to the election to ensure that their candidate is still in the race,” Hanson said. She added she’s already gotten a number of compliments on the information display. The clerk’s office is expecting more voters to come in and vote as primary day nears.