News: Voter pre-registration deadline is October 18




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

Voter pre-registration deadline October 18
Hennepin County announces weekly voting stats

Hennepin County has more than 747,000 pre-registered voters, the highest in recorded history.

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

As of Monday, October 17, in Hennepin County: 

  • Ballots issued (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 74,000
  • Ballots issued since Monday, October 10 – 16,000

  • Ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 31,000
  • Ballots received and accepted since Monday, October 10 – 17,000 

Since the primary election on August 9, 2016, the number of pre-registered voters in Hennepin County has grown by 31,000.

For the 2012 presidential election, Hennepin County had 678,074 pre-registered voters and 131,000 Election Day registrants. About 683,000 Hennepin County residents voted in the 2012 presidential election. 

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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