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Big Absentee Voting Changes Arrive in Minnesota

Created: 06/13/2014 4:53 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota is on the doorstep of its biggest statewide election changes in years by providing more latitude for absentee voting and by giving political parties, campaigns and others the ability to track who has sent ballots in for counting.

Starting June 27, people can obtain an absentee ballot to vote early in the August primary either in person or by mail without having to cite a legally recognized excuse. The general election voting window opens in September.

In recent days, the secretary of state's office launched an online system that allows people to request an absentee ballot and follow its status. Officials intimately involved in election planning anticipate a greater percentage of voters than ever will cast a ballot ahead of Election Day.

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