Minnesota election officials are expecting the state to maintain its top voter turnout status.  Secretary of State Steve Simon says Minnesota has been number one in the country for voter turnout for three elections in a row.  Early voting began September 23rd, and a higher number of ballots have been requested and cast so far than were in the 2018 midterms.  Simon says educating people about how and where to vote is especially important now because of redistricting this year.