The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley

Election officials pushing voters to cast ballots from home

Polling locations for June 2 primary election reduced


May 7, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling locations for the June 2 primary election have been reduced in both O'Brien and Clay counties.

Local election officials are hoping to keep residents away from the ballot box this year, but they still want people to vote.

O'Brien County Auditor Barb Rohwer has joined other election commissioners across the state in emphasizing mail-in absentee voting for the June 2 primary election. The COVID-19 pandemic is behind the push, as health officials have urged people to limit social interaction by staying home as much as possible.

"We've had really good response thus far with mail-out absentee ballots," Rohwer said on Monday. "We had 280 on Saturday alone. I'm not quite sure what our total...

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