ST. PAUL, Minn. - Tuesday is the final day to pre-register to vote in Minnesota. And it appears the word is out.
Secretary of State Steve Simon announced that Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 online voter registrations Monday—shattering the previous one-day record of nearly 27,000 online voter registrations. The total includes both new registrations and updates to existing registrations.
“I encourage all Minnesotans to visit mnvotes.org and register to vote today,” said Secretary Simon. “The voter registration process is easier and more convenient than ever before, and pre-registering will help reduce lines at voting sites on Election Day. Minnesotans who don’t pre-register can still register at their polling place on Election Day.”
The surge in online voter registrations is likely the result of a reminder pushed to Minnesotans by Facebook Monday evening.
While Minnesota has more than 3.2 million registered voters, there are an additional 800,000 citizens who are eligible but have not yet registered to vote.