The Primary is less than a week away and the Auditor-Treasurers Brown County office is working to ensure that all votes get counted. There was some information that was shared recently that requires clarification. The news brief stated that there was a court settlement that allows a ballot to be counted if it is postmarked by Election Day and received in the A-T office within two days of the election. Instead it should have stated that ballots that bear a postmark of August 11th and are received in the A- T office the day before the scheduled canvass board will be counted. In February the county board established the dates for our 2020 canvass board. The date was set for August 13, 2020 at 10 a.m. So even if a ballot is postmarked for August 11th and does not arrive in our office by mail on the 12th that vote will not be included in the final results. That being said, it behooves voters to mail their ballots now to ensure that their preferences are included in the results for this election. If a voter has concerns regarding timely delivery of their ballot they should consider our secure drop box that was installed in the lobby of the Law Enforcement Center. Voters can hand deliver absentee ballots to the A-T office until 3 p.m. on Election Day. Mail ballot voters have the option to deliver their ballots to our office right up to the polls closing at 8 p.m.


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