Hennepin County weekly voting progress for the 2020 primary election

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Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Hennepin County weekly voting progress for the 2020 primary election

Each week, Hennepin County will provide the latest stats on absentee voting for the 2020 Minnesota primary election. Absentee voting began Friday, June 26. If you’d like to receive these weekly updates in your inbox, sign up for our elections newsletter.


Absentee voting

As of July 13 at 8 a.m. in Hennepin County:



  • Total ballots issued: 131,800
  • Total ballots accepted: 18,200

In the 2016 election, a total of 7,999 votes were cast absentee during the primary election and 203,402 were cast during the general election.



Hennepin County has more than 793,400 pre-registered voters for the Minnesota primary election. Voters in Minnesota have the option to register at their polling place on Election Day, August 11.

Pre-registration reduces exchange of materials at polling locations. Register to vote at mnvotes.org.

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


Important Dates

  • June 26: Absentee voting begins
  • July 21: Registration deadline for the primary election (voters can register at their polling place on Election Day)
  • August 11: Primary Election Day
  • November 3: General/Presidential Election Day


Due to the COVID-19 crisis and record levels of absentee voting, allow additional time for requested absentee materials to be mailed.

Note: A Presidential Nomination Primary was conducted on March 3rd. The office of President/Vice- President will be on the general election ballot in November.


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