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Early voting begins for August 13 primary election

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor
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June 28, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS — Early voting is now underway for the August 13 primary election.

For the Minneapolis area, the key race with a primary contest will be the DFL primary for the Fifth District seat for the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes Minneapolis and several suburbs including parts of Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey counties.

Representative Ilhan Omar, the three-term incumbent, is running for re-election to her seat and faces a rematch in the DFL primary with former Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels, whom she narrowly defeated in the DFL primary two years ago.

Omar is running with the endorsement of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. In her three terms in Congress, Omar has earned a 91 percent lifetime voting score on working family issues from the national AFL-CIO. In, 2023, she earned a 100 percent score from the AFL-CIO.

Omar won the DFL Party’s endorsement at the party’s Fifth District convention in May, defeating Samuels on the first ballot.

For the August 13 primary, any eligible voter may vote early for any reason.

Early in-person voting began Friday, June 28 and continues through Monday, August 12.

Voters also may request an absentee ballot and vote early by mail.

For early voting information, including how to vote early or to request an absentee ballot for the primary, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at

Early in-person voting for Minneapolis residents

For voters who live in the city of Minneapolis, early in-person voting is available at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services, 980 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis.

This location offers free parking and is accessible via Metro Transit bus routes 4, 25, and 61.

In-person voting hours there will be 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from June 28 through July 26 (closed July 4).

Extended voting hours will begin July 29, including weekends.

For more information:

Early voting for Hennepin County residents 

For more information, call 612-348-2151 or visit the Hennepin County elections website:

Early voting for Anoka County residents

For more information, call 763-324-1300 or visit the Anoka County elections website:

Early voting for Ramsey County residents

For more information, call 651-266-2171 or visit the Ramsey County elections website: