286,324 absentee and mail-in ballots sent in first week of voting season
SAINT PAUL — New data showing the number of sent and accepted absentee and mail-in ballots are now available at mnvotes.gov. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State will provide weekly updates to this data throughout the 2022 voting season.
As of September 29, local elections officials across the state had sent out 286,324 absentee and mail-in ballots to registered voters. Of these, 11,380 have been accepted. Ballots must be received by Election Day, November 8, 2022, to be counted.
“Minnesotans understand the importance of voting and are increasingly choosing to vote on their terms using absentee ballots,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “Our office is committed to ensuring every eligible voter has the access and opportunity to cast their vote.”
In Minnesota, all eligible voters can choose to vote using an absentee ballot by mail or at a local election office in the 46 days before an election without providing an excuse. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot at mnvotes.gov/absentee. Those who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered can register at mnvotes.gov/register.
Absentee ballot data available at: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/data-maps/absentee-data/