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Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says Minnesota ready for broader early voting

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says he'll back legislative efforts to expand voting ahead of Election Day, though he's not sure what form that would take.

Voters can now cast absentee ballots ahead of time but they technically need to have one of a handful of valid reasons for voting early. More than 30 allow some form of no-excuse early voting, with polling places popping up as early as September.

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