Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon has this message for Minnesota voters:

“Please consider voting from home this year it’s easy to do, you just go to mnvotes.org, and you can order the ballot to come to you and that’s not new by the way, that’s not some new law or new response to COVID-19 we’ve had that law on the books for many years.”

Simon says Minnesotans have already requested nearly 532,000 absentee ballots statewide–which is about 10 times more than in the last two elections.