Add checking on absentee ballot status to things Minnesotans can do on line.
The secretary of state’s office launched the program at www.mnvotes.org, where voters can find a variety of other election-related information including whether they are registered.
The absentee voting check tells:
— Whether absentee ballot application has been received.
— If a ballot has been sent.
— When a ballot has been received.
— Whether the ballot has been rejected.
Absentee ballot problems were the main reason the 2008 U.S. Senate race was not resolved for more than a half year.
More than 150,000 Minnesotans are expected to vote absentee.