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Deadline near for voter pre-registration

ST. PAUL--Minnesotans have under a week left to pre-register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. The deadline is Tuesday. Currently 3.2 million Minnesota residents are registered to vote, the largest number the state has seen ahead of electio...

ST. PAUL-Minnesotans have under a week left to pre-register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

The deadline is Tuesday. Currently 3.2 million Minnesota residents are registered to vote, the largest number the state has seen ahead of election day. An additional 800,000 citizens are eligible to vote but haven't yet registered.

Eligible Minnesotans can register online at mnvotes.org until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. They also have the option of returning a paper voter registration application to the Office of the Secretary of State or their local elections office by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Those who miss the deadline will still have another chance: If they aren't pre-registered, they may register at their polling place on Election Day.

The Minnesota Secretary of State's Office is encouraging early registration to help reduce lines at voting sites on Election Day and reduce costs to local government.

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Voter registration applications are also available at every state agency, all 87 county offices throughout the state, and online in English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Lao, Oromo, Khmer, Amharic, and Karen. To request an application in an alternative format such as Braille, call 1-877-600-8683

Minnesotans who are already registered to vote can confirm that their voter registration information is up to date at mnvotes.org.

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