News: Hennepin County absentee votes status update

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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969
Hennepin County Elections, 612-348-5151

Hennepin County absentee votes status

Hennepin County Elections Manager Ginny Gelms is available for election interviews. Contact Carolyn Marinan at 612-348-5969 to coordinate.  

Election Day polls remain open at 418 precincts across Hennepin County until 8 p.m. Election Day voter turnout statistics will be available after polls close and results get reported for each precinct. 

As of Tuesday, November 8, at 4 p.m. in Hennepin County:

  • Absentee ballots issued (mail and in-person) – 219,000
  • Absentee ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person) – 202,000

This is not the final count of absentee ballots.

Hennepin County has more than doubled its previous record of accepted absentee ballots, which was 82,000 during the 2008 election.

Election results get reported after polls close and both Election Day and absentee ballots are counted for a specific precinct.

County elections staff work with city elections staff to ensure that every ballot, no matter how it was cast, is counted and verified before reporting election results. To ensure integrity of the ballot counting process, elections workers do not leave their counting location until all votes are counted and reported.

All results are posted on the Secretary of State’s election results website and at the Hennepin County elections results website. 

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