Mail-only ballots possible

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota political party leaders along with state and local officials are considering mail-only balloting for the 2020 presidential primary, a dramatic change from past practices in which citizens made their selections at party caucuses.

The state will switch to a more straightforward primary system beginning in 2020 that allows voters to cast ballots for their preferred choice for president. Officials hope the move will be less chaotic than the caucuses, which take place in classrooms and community centers across Minnesota.

Supporters of a mail-only ballot say it could make administering the presidential primary easier and less expensive than opening polling places around the state.