Absentee voters can get new ballot today, Tuesday

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 4, 2002

Voters who have already cast an absentee ballot may replace their vote, but must either visit the courthouse again or go to the polling place on Nov. 5.

In response to the death of U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, the county has made ready supplemental ballots with the name of the new Democratic candidate, Walter Mondale.

According to County Auditor Dennis Distad, those who want to replace their absentee ballot can obtain the new absentee ballot either at the courthouse or by mail. Mailed ballots would have needed to arrive by Nov. 5. Recasting a vote is possible at polling places on Nov. 5, too.

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More than 1,500 out of 18,000 registered voters have already cast their ballot in the county. The county’s turnout for absentee votes is distinctively higher than usual non-presidential elections, according to Distad.