Minnesota’s first big run with no-excuse absentee voting has some lawmakers setting their sights on a more-expansive form of early balloting for future elections. Legislation moving in the Minnesota Senate would establish a 15-day early voting window before an election when polling places would be open, including on those Saturdays.
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.
The hand counting of ballots from three Minneapolis precincts has wrapped up after technical printing errors caused some ballots to be un-scannable.
In a state that saw a number of extremely close races, none could’ve been closer than Minnesota’s Legislative District 8B. With more than 21,000 ballots cast, only one vote currently separates a Republican Minnesota House incumbent from her Democratic challenger.
There were a few voting problems around the state as about three million voters hit the polls for Election Day.
A technical problem will force Minneapolis elections officials to count the ballots from three precincts by hand on Wednesday.
Twelve days before the election, and tens of thousands of Minnesotans have already cast their ballots.
A group promising to field a bipartisan presidential ticket in November says it’s now on the ballot in 25 states.
Voters will decide in November whether government-issued photo identification should be required when voting in Minnesota, after lawmakers approved the ballot measure Wednesday and ended a years-long dispute.
Who would have gained from votes in thousands of rejected absentee ballots in Minnesota’s close 2008 Senate race will forever remain a mystery.
The state board that regulates political spending in Minnesota finalized new reporting guidelines Tuesday for private donations to ballot measure campaigns, a decision with implications for next year’s statewide vote on a gay marriage amendment.
Minnesota Republicans are going to court over the state’s undecided governor’s race.
Voters who plan to be at the lake in August can cast absentee ballots starting today under Minnesota’s new primary election schedule.