Election Day arrives in Minnesota
JT Thaden | Nov 6, 2018 AT 9:55 am
DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Election Day has finally arrived in Minnesota and the polls are open until 8pm across the state.
Turnout is expected to be high for a mid-term election with record early voting numbers at about 540,000 absentee ballots statewide. In Ottertail County, as of yesterday morning 4,066 absentee ballots were counted.
Secretary of State Steve Simon says he thinks the turnout rate will surpass the 51 percent in 2014 and be somewhere in the mid- to high 50s. He points to a surge in attention, interest and activity on all sides of the political spectrum. A number of statewide races are on the ballot including governor, secretary of state, attorney general, auditor and both U-S Senate seats. All the positions in the Minnesota House and U-S House are also up for election. Locally in Otter Tail County, voters will vote for a new Sheriff, County Commissioner Seats in 2 Districts, as well as several Mayor, and City Council positions throughout the county.
Keep up to date with all the election coverage today with KDLM. Local, State & National News results will begin to trickle in around 8pm tonight live on 1340am & 93.1fm KDLM as well as online at KDLMRadio.com.