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Election Day in Minnesota: Live updates 

Minnesotans are heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the 2020 general election. 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. in Minnesota and will be open until 8 p.m. If you are in line by 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. You can look up your polling place with the Minnesota Polling Place Finder

You can register to vote at your polling place, with a proof of residence. A full list of what you can bring can be found at

If you have not returned your absentee ballot, you can drop it off at a county election office or drop-off location until 3 p.m. You cannot drop off your absentee ballot at your polling place.  

A record number of Minnesotans have already voted. As of Monday evening, more than 1.8 million absentee ballots had been accepted, according to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. 

Minnesota has already begun counting absentee ballots. If you voted early in person or dropped off or mailed in your absentee ballot, your ballot is being counted and will be included in Tuesday's election results, according to Simon.

Simon said overall turnout could hit 80% of the state’s voting-age population—a mark Minnesota has only hit once, in 1956, when voter turnout was 83%. 

Coronavirus cases are continuing to surge in Minnesota. State health officials reported a new single-day record of 3,483 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 

The Minnesota Department of Health offers the following tips for safe voting on Election Day amid the coronavirus pandemic: 

  • Be prepared ahead of time: Check you voting location and requirements in advance as they may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Try to avoid crowds: If possible, vote at off peak times. If you drive to the polls and your schedule allows, monitor the voting line from your car and join when the line is shorter. 
  • Practice healthy behaviors: Wear a mask to the polls, stay at least 6 feet from others and wash or sanitize your hands before entering and after leaving the polling location. 

Curbside voting is also an option. More information on curbside voting can be found at

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