Due to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision released on Oct. 29, the seven-day extension deadline to return completed absentee ballots has been reversed.
Because of the new court decision, in order for a vote to count, election officials must receive absentee ballots delivered by hand by 3 p.m. and those delivered by mail by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.
Todd County Voters can deliver their ballots to the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 215 1st Avenue S, Long Prairie, MN by hand or have someone they trust hand-deliver it for them.
Voters who have already put their ballot in the mail can track their ballot at http://www.mnvotes.org/track. If their ballot has not yet been received, the voter can vote in-person either by absentee or at their polling place on Election Day.
Absentee ballots will continue to be available via the Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.
The Todd County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office will continue to be open for the casting of early in-person absentee ballots on the following dates:
- Today, Oct. 30, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 31, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No appointment is necessary to cast an early in-person absentee ballot. The Todd County Auditor-Treasurer's Office will serve voters on a first-come first-serve basis as promptly as possible.
All of Todd County’s Polling Locations will be open for in-person voting on Tuesday, Nov. 3, as they traditionally have been in the past. Voters may utilize http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us to locate their specific voting location and to view sample ballots.
For further questions, call the Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at 320-732-4469.