'It's Pretty Electric Out There On All Sides': Anxiety High Over Mail-In Ballots Arriving After Election DayTo date, more than 2 million absentee ballots have been requested in Minnesota. Of those, 1.7 million have already been returned, leaving more than 338,000 still outstanding.
Sec. Of State Simon Won't Seek Stay Of 8th Circuit Decision On Absentee Ballots From SCOTUSFollowing a federal appeals court ruling that Minnesota cannot extend the deadline for accepting mail-in ballots, Minnesota’s secretary of state says it’s already too late for voters to mail in their ballots in time for next week’s election.
See How Absentee Ballots Are Being Counted In MinnesotaIt's less than two weeks until Election Day, but many Minnesotans have already voted absentee and mail-in. Sixty percent of all requested absentee ballots in Ramsey County have already been returned.
More Than 900K Early Minnesota Votes Already Accepted From 1.6M Requested BallotsAmong the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota has already hit a record number of mail-in ballot requests, at 1,655,912. For context, 2,611,365 people voted in total in 2018.
Record 1.3 Million In Minn. Have Requested Mail-In Ballots So FarThere are three layers of security, starting with a personal identification number required when you request a mail-in ballot, and again when you return it.
Judge Extends Wisconsin Absentee Ballot Cutoff To 6 Days After ElectionA federal judge ruled Monday that absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin can be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
What Are Common Mistakes With Mail-In Ballots?While the vast majority of Minnesotans have historically had no problems with casting their ballots through the mail, 2% of the absentee ballots in the August primary were rejected at first.
Wisconsin Election Clerks Rush To Mail Absentee Ballots After DelayElection clerks across the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin rushed to mail absentee ballots Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the state Supreme Court lifted a temporary freeze on sending them while it considered a legal challenge.
Where Do Voters Seeking To Vote Absentee This Year Start The Process?The first thing to do is get an application. The easiest way to do that is by going to the Secretary of State’s website. There, a voter can fill out an absentee application.
Milwaukee Plans To Install Drop Boxes To Help Protect Absentee VotingMilwaukee plans to install more than a dozen secure drop boxes to make it easier for voters to drop off their absentee ballots before Election Day.
Minnesota Absentee And Early Primary Voting SurgesMinnesota experienced a surge in absentee and early voting ahead of Tuesday's primary, and the results of some races may not be immediately known because officials must count mail-in ballots that trickle in later under safety rules imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.