MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Saturday hours for the Early Vote Center in Minneapolis began today.

The Early Vote Center, which is located at 217 3rd St. S., was open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The center will have the same hours next Saturday.

The Minnesota primary is Aug. 14, and voters are casting ballots in several important races, including both U.S. Senate seats, the Minnesota gubernatorial race and state attorney general.

You can learn more about the platforms for all of the candidates running for statewide office on our website.

WCCO political reporter Pat Kessler also has a new podcast to help keep informed on the upcoming election. It’s called Minnesota Politics 101.

You can find it online at WCCO.com or search Pat Kessler wherever you get your podcasts.