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Sun Aug 23, 2020, 02:23 PM

Drop box locations for absentee ballots have county auditor, Sioux Falls mayor at odds

Mayor Paul TenHaken isn't hip on allowing the top election official in Minnehaha County to place absentee ballot drop boxes at five Sioux Falls libraries.

Earlier this month, Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz announced he had ordered more than a dozen drop boxes where voters could drop off absentee ballots instead of relying on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver them to his office.

The announcement came amid national debate over the viability of early voting in the November election and the mail service's ability to protect the integrity of the democratic process.

But Litz Friday said he's backing off that plan after the city denied a request by his office to locate the drop boxes at public libraries.

Read more: https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/08/21/sioux-falls-minnehaha-county-election-drop-box-ballots/3413150001/

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