Early Voting on the Rise across Hennepin County
Early voting in the northwest metro is on the rise. In fact, across Minnesota, early voting is on pace to set a record.
In Brooklyn Park, voter turnout numbers have already surpassed the number of early voters in 2016
“Our numbers our quite high actually,” says Brooklyn Park City Clerk Devin Montero. “We have already surpassed the total for 2016 election. Back then the total number of early voters was about 400 for the primary election. So far this year we are sitting at 533 voters.”
Early Voting Numbers Historically High
The city clerk says a big reason so many people have decided to vote early has to do with what’s on the ballot.
“It’s a governor’s race and there is a special election for Al Franken’s seat,” added Montero. “So, both parties have more than two candidates in each election. That is drawing a lot of interest in that race and in all the races.”
The Hennepin county election manager says early voting numbers are also up across the county. The last day to vote early ends August 13th. To find out where you can vote early, or to find your polling place; visit the Hennepin county website.