Polling places will be open all day Tuesday across Redwood and Renville Counties for the Presidential Nomination Primary. (Illustration courtesy City of Redwood Falls)

Minnesotans head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election, although many people have already voted by mail and those ballots remain to be counted.

It’s a foregone conclusion  Tina Smith will be Democrats’ candidate for U-S Senate and Republican Jason Lewis will be the challenger. But there are significant primary battles in some of Minnesota’s congressional districts.

In the 7th Congressional District in western Minnesota, Republican-endorsed and Trump-endorsed candidate, former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach, is being challenged by retired Air Force Major Dave Hughes, who wants a third chance to run against Democrat Collin Peterson.

The Presidential Nomination Primary will be held in all precincts in Redwood, Renville, and surrounding counties, and the polls will be open from 7 or 10 a.m. through 8 p.m.

To find the polling place closest to you, go to the Minnesota Secretary of State website’s polling place finder: https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/Street.aspx?M=CTY&rq=64Redwood&ModeType=2

Presidential nomination primary voters must be registered to vote. If you wish to vote, you must request the ballot of the major political party for whose candidate you wish to vote. Polling place election judges are required to record in the polling place roster the name of the major political party whose ballot you request.  The ballot you select is private data, except that it will be shared with the chairs of the major political parties in the Minnesota.

If you have not pre-registered, you will need to register on Election Day at the Polling Location. Go to https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/ and find “Acceptable Proof of Residence” to bring along to the Polling Location or call 507-637- 4013.

To make lines move faster, voters are encouraged to bring along their current Driver’s License for the Election Judge to scan.