Important Note for Those With Mail Ballots

Important Note for Those With Mail Ballots

October 30, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/20/20)

Ada, MN —

A major change in voting just days before the November 3rd Election in Minnesota. Under a federal court ruling, ballots must be received by Election Day to be counted. On Thursday, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the state of Minnesota’s approved consent decree extending the deadline for submitting absentee and mail ballots. The ruling means absentee and mail ballots must be received by Election Day in order to be counted.

So what does this mean? Norman County Auditor/Treasurer Donna Hanson says if you still have your mail ballot and want it to count, your best bet is to bring it to the courthouse.

To those who have already mailed their absentee ballot, you can check to see the status of their ballot online by going to mnvotes.org. The courthouse will be open on Saturday by appointment for in-person voting from 10-3.

Ada residents who requested an absentee ballot but have not yet cast their ballot, can also still do so in-person on election day at their polling location at the Ada Events Center. Roughly 400 residents in the City of Ada, or just over 40% of registered voters, had been sent absentee ballots this year.