Minnesota absentee ballots available

Minnesotans may cast absentee ballots now, and may go on line for a sneak peak at how those ballots will look.

Absentee voting continues until the day before the Nov. 6 election. State law limits the use of absentee ballots for specific cases, such as a voter being gone on election day.

Voters may cast absentee ballots in person at county auditor offices, and in some city clerk offices. Or they may request mail absentee ballots.

“Almost 300,000 Minnesotans will vote by absentee ballot this election,” Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said. “Absentee voters, including military personnel deployed overseas, may now track their ballots online to make sure that their ballots arrive on time and are counted.”

Voting information, including how to track absentee ballots, is at www.mnvotes.org. The Web site also provides a look at each voter’s ballot by clicking “my ballot.”

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