Early voting numbers surpass 500,000 in Minnesota

More than 500,000 Minnesotans have voted early according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

Since 2014, Minnesotans have had the option to vote from home or to partake in “no-excuse absentee” voting. Additionally all county election offices offer in-person absentee voting.

Early voting for the 2018 election began on Sept. 21 and, as of Monday morning, 539,806 ballots have been accepted. That is just shy of the pace ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

“Early voter participation in Minnesota is at record levels,’” Secretary of State Steve Simon said in a statement. “With less than 36 hours remaining in the 2018 election, Minnesotans are on-pace to hold our #1 title for voting participation. You still have time to vote – get to an early vote center today or your polling place tomorrow. You can register to vote tomorrow if you have not yet registered. Now is the time to find that last bit of energy and sprint through the finish line – let’s go Team MN! Make an Election Day plan to be a voter.”

Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Find your polling place here.