Minnesota Secretary Of State - Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics (2)
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Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics (2)

February 7, 2020

SAINT PAUL — 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, February 7, 2020, at least  total absentee ballots have been requested, including  Democratic and  Republican ballots. 

Of the absentee ballots that have been returned and accepted, 17,195 total accepted ballots, including 14,516 Democratic and 2,678 Republican ballots.

Total ballots requested 43928
DFL ballots requested 37987
Republican ballots requested 5926
Total ballots accepted 17195
DFL ballots accepted 14516
Republican ballots accepted 2678

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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