SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon today announced that the start of voting for the 2018 General Election begins tomorrow, September 21. This year’s primary election saw near-record voter participation, with 925,554 Minnesotans casting ballots, the most since at least 1950. In addition to leading the nation in voter turnout, Minnesota has the longest early voting period of any state in the country.
“Minnesotans enjoy the longest early voting period – 46 days – of any state in the nation,” said Secretary Simon. “We saw record numbers of early voting and total voter participation during the primary. It’s clear to me that Minnesotans of all political leanings are fired up to vote in 2018 and keep Minnesota #1 in the nation in voter participation.”