Minn. voters register in record numbers
St. Paul, Minn. (AP) — A record number of Minnesotans have registered to vote in this year's election.
Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota now has 3.145 million registered voters, or about 84 percent of eligible voters.
That tops the previous record from the 2004 election by about 12,000 voters.
Ritchie is predicting that at least another 20,000 voters will register before Election Day, November 4. That's not counting those who register at the polls on Election Day.
Pre-registration closes on October 14.
Ritchie says he expects voter turnout to reach his goal of 80 percent this year. Turnout four years ago was slightly better than 77 percent of eligible voters.