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Minneapolis tallies record voter turnout in primary; 65% of ballots were cast early

Minneapolis tallies record voter turnout in primary; 65% of ballots were cast early Photo: KSTP.

Kyle Brown
Updated: August 13, 2020 10:24 PM
Created: August 13, 2020 10:19 PM

Minneapolis voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary, according to a city spokesperson.

In all, 130,888 ballots were cast, and 85,217, or 65%, were cast early. It marks the first time more people voted early than on the day of an election in Minneapolis, the city said.

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Turnout in this year's election shattered the previous record for a primary, which was set in 2018 with 101,266 ballots cast.

Under a new state law, all ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and be received in the mail no later than two days of the primary. About 8,300 mail-in ballots were delivered on Wednesday and Thursday and were added to the results from Tuesday night, the city said.


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