Record number of voters in Minnesota for midterm election

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) – New information from the Minnesota Secretary of State Wednesday shows the largest number of voters for a midterm in state history cast ballots in the 2018 general election.

At least 2,593,922 voters participated either in-person or by absentee ballot. That works out to a 63.82 percent participation rate. That’s the highest participation rate in a midterm election since 2002.

“Not only do Minnesotans value civic engagement, but you have demanded from your government a voting system that makes it as easy as possible for Minnesotans to exercise their voice and power at the polls,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon in a news release Wednesday.

Nathan Nakama

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