Federal court rules MN ballots must be received by Election Day

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A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday evening that ballots received after 8 pm on Election Day must be set aside and could face legal challenges that would result in them not being counted.

Hennepin County has been following previous guidance from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office that said ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by November 10.

To ensure your ballot is counted, Hennepin County is advising voters to drop off their ballots in person or at a ballot drop-off location. Do not mail it in.

To find drop-off locations and other voting info, go to https://www.sos.state.mn.us or https://iwillvote.ccom/mn.

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