Election day set for next Tuesday
With COVID-19 still on the rise, many people have opted to vote in this year’s election at home by mail. However, if preferred, it is still possible to vote in person as usual next Tuesday on Nov. 3, or this Saturday, Oct. 31, as an opportunity for early voting.
“Currently, absentee voters can drop off their ballot at the Auditor’s Office until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3,” said Chippewa County Auditor/Treasurer, Michelle May. “Or they can mail their ballot, but it must be postmarked on election day and be received within seven days of the election.”
May added that there is currently a Court of Appeals Case to determine the legality of the seven-day receive period.
“My recommendation,” she said, “is to return your ballots by election day to avoid any concerns with that potential case.”
Voters will have the option to drop off their ballots until 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. May also noted that there has been a lot of activity this year regarding early voting, exponentially more than the previous two elections.
Those wishing to vote early this Saturday may do so between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Voting times for those interested in voting on Nov. 3 include:
Clara City: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Clara City City Hall
Granite Falls W-2: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Granite Falls City Hall
Granite Falls Township P-1: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Granite Falls City Hall
Maynard: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Maynard Community Center
Montevideo P-1 and P-2: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the TACC
Rosewood Township: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosewood Town Hall
Sparta Township: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the courthouse assembly room
Mail ballot precincts include:
Big Bend Township
Lone Tree Township
City of Raymond
City of Milan
City of Watson