News: Hennepin County reaches highest pre-registered voter count in history

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Contact: Ginny Gelms, Hennepin County elections manager, 612-348-9289
Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County reaches highest pre-registered voter count in history

Pre-registration deadline is October 18   

Hennepin County has more than 740,000 pre-registered voters, the highest in recorded history.

Since the primary election on August 9, 2016, the number of pre-registered voters in Hennepin County has grown by 27,000.

As of Monday, October 10, in Hennepin County:

  • Ballots issued (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 53,000
  • Ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 19,000

Eligible voters can save time on Election Day and pre-register to vote by October 18 at All eligible voters may also register to vote at their polling place on Election Day, November 8.

Each week, Hennepin County will provide the latest stats on voter registration and early voting progress.

Hennepin County Elections Manager Ginny Gelms is available for interviews and comments. For more information about elections and voting in Hennepin County, visit

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