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

October 4, 2018

Minnesota voters have 33 days left to cast a ballot for the General Election

SAINT PAUL — 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 155,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

“Minnesotans continue to vote from home in record numbers,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “I have visited all 87 counties in Minnesota this year and I challenge Minnesotans at each stop to join me in keeping our great state #1 in the country for voter participation.”

As of Thursday, October 4, 2018, at least 155,721 absentee ballots have been requested by Minnesota voters. 42,552 have been accepted by election officials. The rate of absentee ballot requests is an increase of 204 percent over the same time in the 2014 (last statewide non-presidential election) calendar. The rate of accepted ballots is an increase of 235 percent over the same time in 2014.

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