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Absentee ballots becoming more popular in Minnesota

January 17, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

“This report shows a dramatic increase to the success rate for absentee ballot acceptance,” said Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. “The changes made by the legislature and our office have simplified the absentee voting process while protecting its integrity.” Continue Reading

Down to the wire

October 28, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Absentee ballots pouring in; area counties expect high voter registration on election day
WORTHINGTON While the deadline to pre-register to vote in Minnesota was Oct. 16, residents of the state still have an opportunity to cast a ballot in November’s general election by registering at their polling place on election day. Continue Reading

Updated absentee balloting numbers announced in state

October 16, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie recently announced that more than 100,000 Minnesota voters have requested absentee ballots. Of the ballots requested, 41,208 have already been returned by the voter and accepted. Continue Reading

Absentee ballots available in Minnesota now through Nov. 5

September 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Absentee ballot voting for the Nov. 6 general election opened Friday and will continue through Nov. 5 in Minnesota.
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Just 3,000 rejected Minn. ballots

November 4, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A top Minnesota election official says the pool of rejected absentee ballots is about 3,000, far less than the vote gap in the undecided governor’s race.
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Absentee voter numbers differ

November 1, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Ballots down in southwest Minnesota, up in northwest Iowa
WORTHINGTON Absentee ballots issued and sent back are down in southwest Minnesota, compared to the mid-term election four years ago, but northwest Iowa numbers are higher, according to auditor’s offices. Continue Reading

Group provides consistency for rejecting, accepting absentee ballots

October 31, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR For nearly six weeks, the four members of Kandiyohi County’s absentee ballot board have been meeting at the County Auditor’s Office to scrutinize signatures and double-check voter registrations as part of the process to accept or reject absentee ballots.
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North Dakotans vote early

October 21, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Almost 34,000 North Dakota residents had voted by midday Thursday, equaling more than 15 percent of the total turnout of the last statewide election when the president and governor were not on the ballot, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said. Continue Reading

Hundreds of absentee ballots go out Thursday

September 24, 2010 in The Jamestown Sun

About 450 absentee ballots were mailed from the Stutsman County Courthouse Thursday. Election officials consider it an indication of a high level of interest in the upcoming general election in November.
“For this early in the process this is high,” said Noel Johnson, election administrator for Stutsman County. “The parties are very active and are distributing postcards for people to fill out and send to us to get the absentee ballots.”
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Absentee ballots for primary in Aug. can be cast today

June 24, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Starting today, absentee ballots can be cast for candidates in the primary election.
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