Stevens County Treasurer/Auditor Stephanie Buss. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

With all the controversy surrounding the U.S. Postal Service this election season, Stevens County Auditor/Treasurer Stephanie Buss advised listeners on the KMRS Community Connection to avoid problems by either hand delivering their ballots to the County Courthouse or mailing them back as soon as possible.

“As soon as you get your ballot, please review the ballot, sit down or vote your ballot and send it in right away,” said Buss. “When your ballot comes to our office — and that’s where there’s some confusion, too, there’s some people out there that don’t realize that the ballot comes back to our office here. And we take care of that ballot, we accept those ballots and receive those ballots by scanning them in. And then they are locked up in our Election Room here and they stay locked up the whole time.”

Buss said 16 townships and 4 cities are mail ballot precincts and this year, due to COVID, that list now includes Baker and Swan Lake townships. The drop date for mail ballots is September 25. Residents of the City of Morris can request Absentee Ballots starting September 18.

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