MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesotans have been avoiding long lines on Election Day by voting early this year.
More than 150,000 absentee ballots have been given to voters for the Nov. 4 election.
More than half have been returned to election officials.
So far, there’s been a 65 percent increase in absentee ballots from 2010.
This year, for the first time, anyone in Minnesota can vote absentee, and you don’t need a reason for doing so.
To get an early ballot, you can go online to mnvotes.org or visit your county elections office.