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Primary elections for Minnesota and Wisconsin taking place Tuesday

MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN -- Polls open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday for the August primary elections in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Though some polling locations will be open Tuesday, state and local officials estimate many voters have already cast their ballot.

New numbers out of Wisconsin show 900-thousand absentee ballots were requested across the state. More than half a million have already been returned.

Minnesota's statewide numbers weren't immediately available, but Duluth officials say they've seen more than 7,500 ballots come back.

If you do head to the polls in person, Duluth city officials say volunteers will be cleaning regularly, and everyone is required to wear a mask.

If you still have an absentee ballot, Duluth city officials say you should drop it off at city hall by 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Otherwise, it must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by the clerk's office 2 days after the primary.

A reminder that precincts cannot accept your absentee ballot.

Meanwhile, with no contested races on the primary ballot, Superior officials aren't expecting much of a turnout at their polls Tuesday.

If you do come out to cast a ballot, you're asked to wear a mask - but the city clerk says you won't be turned away without one.

They will also have sanitizer and wipes available. As usual, an I.D. is required.

Superior officials are also recommending anyone who wants to vote absentee for the general election in November should request their ballot as soon as possible.

For more information on voter registration, sample ballots, polling places and more, visit mnvotes.org

Jenna Wells

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