Minnesota Secretary Of State - Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics (1)
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Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics (1)

January 31, 2020

Minnesota voters all over the state have been casting their ballots since absentee voting for the Presidential Nomination Primary opened on January 17, 2020. The primary will help determine both the Democratic and Republican party candidates for the November general election. To participate, voters must choose between a Democratic and Republican ballot.

As of Friday, January 31, 2020, at least 34,177 total absentee ballots have been requested, including 29,530 Democratic and 4,611 Republican ballots. 

Of the absentee ballots that have been returned and accepted, 10,358 total accepted ballots, including 8,777 Democratic and 1,578 Republican ballots.

Total ballots requested 34177
DFL ballots requested 29530
Republican ballots requested 4611
Total ballots accepted 10358
DFL ballots accepted 8777
Republican ballots accepted 1578

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.

Go to mnvotes.org for more information or to request a vote from home ballot.

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