ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Early voting for the presidential primary has begun in Minnesota.

But Minnesotans don’t need to be worried about a repeat of what happened in Iowa, according to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon.

“What we’re having on March 3rd is actual an election – a primary election with real polling places with real elections equipment, trained elections administrators,” said Simon. “Iowa was a caucus situation relying on political party volunteers.”

Simon there will be no apps involved in Minnesota’s voting system, as there were in Iowa.

“We also don’t do election night reporting like they apparently tried to do in the Iowa caucus [Tuesday] night,” said Simon.

The Iowa Democratic Party said the delay in releasing the results of Monday night’s caucus was because only partial data was being reported due to a coding issue.