Secretary of State: Over 10,000 absentee ballots accepted so far

The Minnesota Secretary of State says over 34,000 absentee ballots have been requested since absentee voting for the presidential nomination primary opened on Jan. 17.

As of last Friday, over 10,000 absentee ballots have been returned and accepted, including over 8,500 Democratic and over 1,500 Republican ballots.

Minnesota voters since 2014 have had the option of vote from home, or “no-excuse absentee” voting.

If you’d like to request a vote from home ballot, visit

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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