The Minnesota secretary of state’s office says more than 189,000 absentee ballots were returned by Tuesday morning. The office says that’s up nearly 50 percent from the absentees accepted in the 2010 election.
A steady flow of people filed into Hennepin County’s election office Wednesday and waited their turn to cast their ballot in the 2014 November general election. Deputy Secretary of State Beth Frazier says the use of absentee ballots is up 65 percent this year compared to the 2010 election. “The pace is higher, is faster than it was in 2010,” Frazier said. “More people are voting absentee than they did in the last non-presidential election.”
Minnesotans have been avoiding long lines on Election Day by voting early this year.
Minnesota election officials have accepted significantly more absentee ballots this year than at this point in 2010’s midterm election. The Secretary of State’s office announced on Thursday a more-than 60 percent jump in absentee ballots accepted so far over 2010. More than 38,000 have been approved this year compared with 23,237 in 2010.
It’s a question often heard in the days before the election. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie hears it every season. Between registration, absentee ballots and changing districts, voters don’t know where to go or who to vote for.
We’re less than a week away from one of the most important elections in the nation’s history, and thousands of Minnesotans have already voted.
Twelve days before the election, and tens of thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.
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.
One of the most critical Presidential elections in history is a little more than three weeks away, and many of those who won’t be able to vote on Election Day are already sending in their absentee ballots.
After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Republican control are moving to trim early voting days, beef up identification requirements and put new restrictions on how voters are notified about absentee ballots.
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