Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Olmsted County election officials today announced some expanded hours for early voting to accommodate voters who find it difficult to get away during the regular workday.

The early voting election office is located in Graham Park at 1421 3rd Ave. SE. and is open weekdays through November 5th from 8 AM until 5 PM. The expanded hours will be made available next Tuesday and Thursday when the office will remain open until 8 PM. In addition, early voting will also be available on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 AM until 5 PM.

At last report, Olmsted County was still leading the entire state for a number of early voters with 13,000 requests for absentee ballots.