Ritchie predicts strong turnout

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Nov 6, 2012 at 7:15 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) Minnesota's top election official says he expects about 3 million state residents to vote by the close of polls today.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said Monday that's about par with voter turnout of slightly less than 80 percent in recent presidential elections.

Ritchie also says he expects about 300,000 absentee ballots to be counted on Election Day after more than 235,000 absentee ballots were accepted by Monday morning.

Ritchie is urging voters to double-check their polling places before going to the polls since locations have changed for some voters after this year's redistricting.

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