Absentee voting continues to surge 13 Aug 18

Absentee voting in the state is at a record high a day ahead of the primary election.  Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says that’s likely because of hotly contested races and because more people are becoming aware of “no excuse” absentee voting.  Early in-person voting is still available at county election offices and in some cities and towns through 5 pm today (Monday).  Minnesota voters have requested more than 195,000 aabsentee and mail ballots for the 2018 Statewide Primary election.  That’s a 90-percent increase from requests in 2016 and ballots received are up 195-percent this year over 2016.