Secretary of State Steve Simon is predicting a large number of Minnesotans will vote in the first non-presidential election since the COVID pandemic.   Simon says November midterms usually draw fewer voters to the polls:

“I’m sensing that out there as many others are that people are engaged. They’re paying attention. They’re passion about particular candidates or issues. So I have every reason to believe Minnesota will have very high turnout.”

Just over 64 percent of registered Minnesota voters cast ballots in the 2018 election.