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Notice of Mail Ballot Procedures 2022

(Published in the Echo Journal, August 24, 2022, 1t.) NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT PROCEDURES CASS COUNTY, MINNESOTA The following precincts located in Cass County have elected to vote by mail ballot procedure in statewide elections as authorized under Minnesota Statutes 204B.45. All other precincts vote at their designated polling place on election day. Precincts that can vote at the Courthouse on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.: The dates that ballots will be mailed for the foregoing mail ballot precincts are: MAIL BALLOT PRECINCTS Ansel Township Bull Moose Township Loon Lake Township Slater Township Backus Byron Township Meadow Brook Township Smoky Hollow Township Barclay Township Chickamaw Beach Moose Lake Township Sucker Lakes Unorg. Becker Township Deerfield Township Motley-part in Cass County only Thunder Lake Township Bena Federal Dam Ottertail Peninsula Township Torrey Township Beulah Township Gould Township Pine Lake Township Turtle Lake Birch Lake Township Hardwood South Unorg. Poplar Township Wahnena Unorg. Blind Lake Township Homebrook Township Remer Township Wabedo Township Boy Lake Township Inguadona Township Rogers Point Unorg. Walden Township Boy River Lima Township Rogers Township Willow River Unorg. Boy River Township Longville Salem Township Wilson Township Winnie Portage Unorg. General Election November 8, 2022 Ballot Mailing Dates: September 23– October 25, 2022 Each voter registered by October 18, 2022 for the November 8, 2022 General Election will be mailed a ballot automatically. Eligible voters not pre-registered by this date, or pre-registered voters wishing to receive their ballot at a temporary address, may apply for an absentee ballot. Voters may register and apply for an absentee ballot on-line by visiting mnvotes. sos.state.mn.us or the elections and voting pages of the Cass County website at casscountymn.gov. For paper applications or assistance, call 218-547-7260. Ballots may be returned by mail (a postage prepaid return envelope is included when the ballots are mailed), delivered in person by the voter, or delivered by designated agent to the Cass County Auditor- Treasurer’s Office, 303 Minnesota Avenue, P.O. Box 3000, Walker, MN 56484. Ballots must be received no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Normal business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours on election day are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters with disabilities and other special needs, either permanent or temporary, may access a voter assist terminal to mark their ballot by bringing their ballot and ballot envelopes to the Cass County Auditor- Treasurer’s Office at the address noted above, or other designated absentee voting locations. Officials are also available at these locations to complete the witness requirements for mail ballots. Instructions are included with each ballot. The back of the return envelope must be signed by the voter and witnessed by any the following: 1. anyone registered to vote in Minnesota, including a spouse or relative, 2. a notary public, or 3. a person with the authority to administer oaths. Prompt return of voted ballots is encouraged so that any omitted requirements can be corrected in advance of election day. Ballots are processed when received, and voters will be notified if there is a problem. Voters casting a mail ballot may also track their ballot on-line by visiting the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State at mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us. In additional to the normal business hours, extended hours for mail ballot voting (for in-person drop off, voter assist terminal access or absentee voting for non-registered voters) are: General Election: Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday, November 7, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The counting of mail ballots will be completed at the Cass County Courthouse after 8:00 p.m. on election day. Additional information is available by contacting the Cass County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office, 303 Minnesota Avenue, P.O. Box 3000, Walker, MN, phone 218-547-7260.