News: Hennepin County weekly voting progress

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Hennepin County weekly voting progress

Each week, Hennepin County will provide the latest stats on absentee voting progress for the 2018 Minnesota primary.

Absentee voting

As of Monday, August 13, at 8 a.m. in Hennepin County:

  • Total ballots issued (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 40,800
  • Ballots issued since Monday, August 6 – 14,200


  • Total ballots received and accepted (mail and in-person absentee voting) – 31,400
  • Ballots received and accepted since Monday, August 6 – 16,100

For comparison, the final counts of absentee ballots received and accepted in the 2016 primary and 2014 primary were nearly 8,000 and just over 9,000, respectively. The 2018 primary has surpassed these two elections, with 31,400 ballots received and accepted to date in Hennepin County.

Hennepin County cities with the highest numbers of absentee voters:

  • Minneapolis: 12,905
  • Bloomington: 2,060
  • Plymouth: 2,025
  • Edina: 1,850
  • Minnetonka: 1,715

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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