Absentee Ballots

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Minnesota Sees Big Increase In Absentee Voting

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.

11/04/2014

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Early Voting Up 65 Percent In Minnesota

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.”

10/29/2014

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Absentee Ballot Voting Up 65 Percent From Last Mid-Term

Minnesotans have been avoiding long lines on Election Day by voting early this year.

10/24/2014

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Minnesota Absentee Voting Sharply Outpacing 2010

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.

10/16/2014

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Who Do I Vote For? ‘My Ballot’ Helps Answer Voting Questions

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.

11/02/2012

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Ritchie: 183,000+ Absentee Ballots Cast As Elections Approach

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.

11/01/2012

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Early Voting Becoming More Popular In Minnesota

Twelve days before the election, and tens of thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.

10/25/2012

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

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.

10/18/2012

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Over 41,000 Minnesota Absentee Ballots Cast So Far

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.

10/11/2012

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GOP-Led States Change Voting Rules Ahead Of 2012

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.

09/19/2011

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 8/14/10

President Obama commented on the proposed Islamic Center Friday during an observance of Ramadan.  But what is the month-long ritual practiced throughout the religion?  Amin Kadir, President of the Islamic Institute of Minnesota, explains. This […]

08/15/2010

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