Signs point to increased voter interest, turnout in Minnesota


August 7, 2018

A spike in absentee ballot requests and anecdotal evidence that more people are registering to vote suggest higher turnout in Minnesota’s Aug. 14 primary and beyond, election officials say.

The number of absentee ballots requested by state voters soared to 166,603 as of last Thursday. On the same date in 2016, the total was 95,582.


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