Minnesotans Have Already Requested 286,000 Absentee Ballots
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - With just over a month left before the November 8 general election, the Minnesota Secretary of State is reporting that more than 286,000 absentee ballots have been sent out to eligible voters statewide.
More than 11,300 of those ballots have already been returned to local election officials and have been accepted. Officials also stress that all absentee ballots must be received by election day to be counted.
Eligible Minnesota voters have the option of casting their vote by mail or early voting in person at a local election office. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by clicking here. Eligible voters who have yet to register can do so by clicking here.
In Olmsted County, absentee voting in person is available on weekdays from 8 AM until 5 PM at the County elections office through October 31. Early voting using direct balloting will be offered at the same office and at the Government Center beginning November 1.