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Ritchie: More Than 70,000 Absentee Ballots Already Cast In MN

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Of the over 140,000 of Minnesota voters who have requested absentee ballots, 70,899 have already been returned by the voter and accepted, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie announced Thursday.

Ritchie is reminding voters that the absentee ballot period ends Nov. 5.

“The November 6 general election is quickly approaching,” said Ritchie. “I urge voters who will be out of their precincts on Election Day and who wish to cast a ballot to fill out their absentee ballot applications and send them in today, or visit their county auditor’s office to cast their absentee ballots in-person.”

An eligible Minnesota voter may cast an absentee ballot for one of the following reasons: absence from the precinct, observance of religious discipline or holiday, illness or disability, serving as an election judge in another precinct, or when an emergency is declared by the governor or a quarantine is declared by the federal or state government.

For more information on absentee ballots, visit MNVotes.org.

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