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. Voting for the 2018 statewide general election began on September 21, 2018. As of this morning, more than 223,000 absentee ballots have been requested.
“I am so proud of Minnesota voters for continuing to vote early at a record-setting pace,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “It’s critical that every Minnesotan knows that your absentee ballot will be counted exactly the same as a ballot cast on Election Day. Rumors to the contrary are simply untrue. If you’re concerned, please go to mnvotes.org and check the status of your absentee ballot. Whether you vote early or vote on Election Day, be a voter!”
As of Thursday, October 11, 2018, at least 223,688 absentee ballots have been requested by Minnesota voters. 85,438 have been accepted by election officials. The rate of absentee ballot requests is an increase of 209 percent over the same time in the 2014 (last statewide non-presidential election) calendar. The rate of accepted ballots is an increase of 221 percent over the same time in 2014.
Go to MNVOTES.ORG for more information or to request a vote from home ballot.
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