Senate Committee Hearing Reveals Minnesota’s Elections are in Good Hands

The Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee held a hearing Thursday on Minnesota’s election administration and security. The overview demonstrated that county election administrators are prepared to handle the expected increase in absentee and mail-in ballots for the upcoming election.

“The hearing today demonstrated the integrity of our elections, and that Minnesota’s voters are being well served by the work of our county election administrators and the Secretary of State,” said Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), ranking DFL lead on the committee. “I have full confidence in their ability to handle the influx of absentee and mail-in balloting over the next few weeks, and to conduct safe and secure in person voting on election day.”

According to the Secretary of State’s office, 1,410,011 Minnesotans had ordered absentee ballots with 336,017 already being returned and accepted as of October 2.  


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