Minneapolis: Nearly 83,000 early votes received for 2020 election

Minneapolis: Nearly 83,000 early votes received for 2020 election Photo: Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: October 19, 2020 12:44 PM
Created: October 15, 2020 01:34 PM

Minneapolis city officials on Thursday provided an update on early voting for the 2020 election, which is continuing at a record pace.

As of Thursday, 82,941 early votes have been received in the city, officials said. Of those:

  • 53,018 have been mailed in ballots,
  • 14,466 are mail-in ballots dropped off in person,
  • 10,109 are in-person votes at Elections and Voter Services,
  • 5,348 are Minneapolis votes cast at Hennepin County Elections.

As of Wednesday, 271,049 people were registered to vote in the city.

Minneapolis officials urged voters who want to vote by mail to apply for a mail ballot as soon as possible, and by no later than Oct. 20 to ensure there is enough time to receive and return the ballot. The ballot needs to be postmarked on or before Nov. 3 and received by no later than Nov. 10 to count. Officials urged voters to try to have ballots in the mail by Oct. 27 to ensure it arrives in time.

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Below are some other helpful resources for Minneapolis voters.

Mail ballot drop-off locations

  • Minneapolis Election & Voter Services (EVS), 980 E. Hennepin, the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Hennepin County Government Center are all open for drop-off, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (extended and weekend hours begin on Oct. 19).
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 19, nine more Minneapolis drop-off locations will open (for Minneapolis voters only). All sites will be open on Election Day through 3 p.m. – the deadline for returning a mail ballot in person.

Early in-person voting at early vote centers

  • Open now: Minneapolis Early Vote Center, 980 E. Hennepin Ave. 
  • Open now: Hennepin County Government Center, 300 6th St. S.
  • Opening Oct. 27: The North Early Vote Center will be at the Urban League Twin Cities, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N. 
  • Opening Oct. 27: The South Early Vote Center will be at the Longfellow Recreation Center, 3435 36th Ave. S.

You can also find a polling place here.

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