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Minnesota Voters on Pace to Set Record for Vote from Home Participation

July 26, 2018

Early Absentee Voting up more than 150 Percent from same time in 2016

SAINT PAUL – Minnesota voters since 2014 have had the option of vote from home, or “no-excuse absentee” voting. All county election offices throughout the state also offer in-person absentee voting, commonly referred to as “early voting.” Since 2014, Minnesota voters have increasingly used vote from home and early in-person voting to cast their ballots. The 2018 statewide primary election is on-track to see continued growth in the popularity of this voting option.

“Vote from home absentee voting has been growing in popularity since 2013 when it was passed into law in Minnesota,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “More than halfway through the early absentee voting phase of the 2018 statewide primary election, I am thrilled at the growth we are seeing in voter participation in all corners of Minnesota. Minnesota voters in 2018 are well on their way to maintaining our best-in-the-nation status for voter participation.”

For more information or to request your vote from home ballot, please visit mnvotes.org.

Primary election day is August 14, 2018.

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