Land of 10,000 Lakes

L'Etoile du Nord


A total of 3,292,997 votes were cast in Minnesota in the 2020 election, where overall state turnout was about 80%, the highest in the United States. The state favored Joe Biden, who won its 10 electoral votes with 52.4% of the popular vote. Minnesota has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1976.

Minnesota has a bicameral legislature with 67 senators and 134 representatives. Party control of both chambers has shifted back and forth over the past decade, but Republicans currently hold the majority in the senate, and Democrats currently hold the majority in the house. Governor Tim Walz (D) is eligible for re-election in 2022.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo Excuse RequiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesHF 9 (art. 2 sec. 11) would permit automatic mailing of absentee ballots to all registered voters.
DeadlineElection DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1, with special exceptions by application.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Minnesota averages a 46% rating, reflecting its more left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.