Minnesota Secretary Of State - Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics: February 21, 2020
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Secretary of State Steve Simon Updates Absentee Ballot Statistics: February 21, 2020

February 21, 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 21, 2020, at least 70,338 total absentee ballots have been requested, including 60,503 Democratic and 9,811 Republican ballots.

Of the absentee ballots that have been returned and accepted, 36,726 total accepted ballots, including 30,932 Democratic and 5,787 Republican ballots.

Total ballots requested 70338
DFL ballots requested 60503
Republican ballots requested 9811
Total ballots accepted 36726
DFL ballots accepted 30932
Republican ballots accepted 5787

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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