Election results for all contests and questions in Hennepin County are reported to the Secretary of State.
Results from local special elections not on a regularly scheduled election day are reported by that jurisdiction.
Vote totals from absentee results are combined with results from the election day polling places.
After the close of polls at 8 p.m. the results are combined and posted to the State Election Reporting System.
State law prohibits the release of polling place results until all absentee ballots for that precinct have been counted and combined with polling place totals.
Results reported on election night are unofficial and may be adjusted in the days following election day, prior to the canvassing board meeting.
Canvassing boards review and certify results.