Minnesota Secretary Of State - Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics: February 14, 2020
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Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics: February 14, 2020

February 14, 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 14, 2020, at least 57,273 total absentee ballots have been requested, including 49,434 Democratic and 7,818 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 57273
DFL ballots requested 49434
Republican ballots requested 7818
Total ballots accepted 25459
DFL ballots accepted 21363
Republican ballots accepted 4092

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.