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Absentee and mail-in voting encouraged, more popular


July 31, 2020

As of Tuesday, July 21, the Carlton County auditor’s office had mailed a total of 5,293 ballots for the Aug. 11 primary election, with 1,606 absentee and 3,687 mail ballots going out.

It’s a huge jump compared to past elections, in both categories.

For the 2016 primary, there were a total of 139 absentee ballots requested, and 1,758 mail ballots. For the 2018 primary, there were 418 absentee ballots requested, and 2,186 mail ballots.

As the coronavirus continues to threaten the health of people locally and across the country, county acting auditor/treasurer Kathy Kortuem is encouraging...

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