FAQ

What does the DFL do for Minnesota?

We continually work to elect strong DFL candidates to public office, act as a voice for the people of our state, and to encourage all citizens to become politically active in their communities. The Minnesota DFL supports and works to enact the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party. The DFL Party has earned majorities in the state House and Senate, elected some of our nation`s most respected officials to the U.S. House and Senate, and put a DFLer in the White House with Vice President Walter Mondale.

What does the DFL Support?

We believe that every American and Minnesotan, regardless of their background or other immutable traits, has a right to stable employment with fair wages, to a proper education, to raise and provide for a family, to accessible and affordable healthcare, to live in safe communities, and to retire with dignity and security. To learn more about what the party supports read our Ongoing Platform.

Are the Minnesota DFL Party and the National Democratic Party the same?

The Minnesota DFL is a state level branch of the National Democratic Party. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party was created in 1944, after the Minnesota Democrats merged with the Farmer-Labor Party. More information about the history of the DFL can be found on our Overview and DFL History page.

How does the DFL choose who to support?

The DFL Party uses precinct caucuses and conventions to endorse candidates and to debate and set the issues the Party will stand for. More information about this process can be found on our Caucuses & Conventions page.

How do I vote?

Information regarding how to vote can be found on our How Do I Vote? page.

Do I need to register with a party to vote?

No, Minnesota does not record voters’ party affiliations.