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November 26, 2016
Christian Goyne-Yarns takes his blank ballot into a voting booth Nov. 8 at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar. Most voters still prefer to cast ballots on Election Day, but there were an increased number of voters who utilized absentee voting this year.

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Absentee voting numbers up in region
November 26, 2016 - 7:34am
July 30, 2016
With few races, Minnesota primary turnout in August likely small
July 30, 2016 - 7:31am
October 26, 2014
Sherry Bratsch, Kandiyohi County deputy auditor, left, sifts through the afternoon workload of absentee ballots to be authenticated Friday afternoon by retired school teacher Ron Carlson, middle, and retired county employee Dennis Stienessen at the downtown county office building in Willmar. Applications and ballot envelopes found in error will be mailed back to the voter for correcting. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Absentee ballot board to begin the count this week but no tally until Election Day
October 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
September 22, 2012
Absentee ballots available in Minnesota now through Nov. 5
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
November 4, 2010
Just 3,000 rejected Minn. ballots
November 4, 2010 - 9:16am
November 1, 2010
Dennis Stienessen, a member of the Kandiyohi County Absentee Ballot Board, sorts through absentee ballots last week that have already been returned. Absentee ballots can be cast until 5 p.m. today at the Kandiyohi County Auditor's office. Most polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for those who intend to vote on Election Day. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Group provides consistency for rejecting, accepting absentee ballots
November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 10, 2010
Mark Thompson, assistant Kandiyohi County auditor, left, and Michelle Hanson, deputy auditor-treasurer, check supplies Monday that will go to county precincts for today's primary election. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Absentee ballots double in county
August 10, 2010 - 12:00am
June 25, 2010
Absentee ballots for primary in Aug. can be cast today
June 25, 2010 - 12:00am
July 21, 2009
Jurist Joe Bradseth of Puposky takes part in a 24-member citizens' jury Saturday, in which recommendations for improving Minnesota's election process were drawn up. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Election is still on the hot seat for some state residents
July 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
County auditor concerned about security of ballots
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
December 31, 2008
$50K pledged by Yellow Medicine County for building of a new veterans home in Monte
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Wrongly rejected absentee ballots get challenged again at Willmar regional meeting
December 30, 2008 - 6:00pm
Regional meeting to review rejected absentee ballots is at 1:30 p.m. today in Willmar
December 30, 2008 - 11:00am
December 12, 2008
Election judges Nancy Hammerschmidt, left, and Bruce Heymer check a ballot Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Office Building in Willmar. Local election officials worked through 16 absentee ballots rejected for various reasons during last month's general election. Tribune photo by Bill Zimmer
Rejected absentee ballots in U.S. Senate race sorted by Kandiyohi County officials
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Absentee balloting begins in county
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am