Early Voting Begins On Friday In Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn- There are six weeks left until the general election, but early voting starts on Friday in Minnesota.

As the global pandemic continues to create concerns, election officials for the City of Duluth are encouraging residents to vote by mail.

The city has also implemented many safety protocols including frequent sanitizing practices, to still allow those who prefer to vote in-person to cast their ballot.

While early voting may be beneficial for the election in some ways, city staff say in the midst of the health crisis it will help their efforts to protect the health everyone.

“Early voting does provide us an advantage where we are spreading voters out across that 46 day period. It helps so we don’t have everyone rushing to the polling locations all on the same day. It allows us to really space out folks,” said Chelsea Helmer, the director of administrative services for the City of Duluth

Absentee ballots are expected to be sent out starting Friday for people to vote from home.

In-person early voters can visit Duluth City Hall to submit their ballot beginning Friday at 8 am.

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