Election finish line in sight
Key deadlines approaching for absentee ballots
October 22, 2020
Barb Rohwer has never seen anything like this before.
The office of O'Brien County's longtime auditor has been exceptionally busy this month handling absentee ballot requests and in-person voters. The anomaly was expected, as the COVID-19 pandemic had election officials pushing voters to cast ballots from afar for the Nov. 3 general election.
"We've had quite a few folks coming in and voting absentee," Rohwer said. "We've probably been averaging 15 a day, when in a normal year we'd see two or three every day up until the final week."
As of Monday, the auditor's office had received 2,890 abs...