News: Hennepin County weekly voting progress

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Media contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County weekly voting progress

Each week, Hennepin County will provide the latest stats on absentee voting progress and pre-registered voters for the 2018 Minnesota primary.

Absentee voting

As of Monday, August 6, at 8 a.m. in Hennepin County:

  • Total ballots issued (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 26,600
  • Ballots issued since Monday, July 30 – 6,700


  • Total ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 15,300
  • Ballots received and accepted since Monday, July 30 – 5,800 

For comparison, the final count of absentee ballots received and accepted in the 2016 primary was nearly 8,000. The final count of absentee ballots received and accepted in the 2014 primary was just over 9,000. The 2018 primary has already surpassed these two elections, with 15,300 ballots received and accepted to date in Hennepin County. 

Hennepin County cities with the highest numbers of absentee voters:

  • Minneapolis: 7,390
  • Bloomington: 1,015
  • Plymouth: 835
  • Edina: 800

Pre-registered voters

Hennepin County has 749,000 pre-registered voters for the Minnesota primary. Voters can register at their polling place on Minnesota primary day, August 14. 

Voters also can look up their polling place, sample ballot, voter registration status, and absentee ballot status at

For more information about elections and voting in Hennepin County, visit


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