State absentee voting sharply outpacing 2010

Published 10:17 am Friday, October 17, 2014

ST. PAUL — Minnesota election officials have accepted significantly more absentee ballots this year than at this point in 2010’s midterm election.

The Secretary of State’s office announced on Thursday a more-than 60 percent jump in absentee ballots accepted so far over 2010. More than 38,000 have been approved this year compared with 23,237 in 2010.

So far, voters have requested more than 110,000 absentee ballots total.

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