Beginning Tuesday, October 27, Blue Earth County residents will have an additional early voting option for the November 3 general election. A second early voting location will open at 15 Map Drive in Mankato. The other early voting location will also remain open at the Historic Courthouse at 204 S 5th Street in Mankato.
Hours for the locations are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The offices will be open extended hours on Saturday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2. Voters entering voting locations will be required to follow the state and county guidelines regarding social distancing and face coverings.
If voters have received a ballot in the mail, ballots and the provided envelopes can be returned through the mail as all postage is pre-paid (must be postmarked no later than November 3 and received by November 10). If voters have received a ballot but wish to vote in person, they should bring those materials with them. Voting options include:
- The county’s “Drop & Go Quick Service” booth in the parking lot at the Blue Earth County Elections Office at 204 S 5th Street in Mankato. The booth is a convenient drop off opportunity for any county voters returning ballots and will be able to provide curbside voting and other voter assistance. It will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 15 Map Drive location will also have a service booth.
- The Mapleton and Lake Crystal city hall offices are able to collect ballots for Blue Earth County voters each weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Monday, November 2.
Voters can register, check the status of their ballot, and handle many other election-related tasks by visiting www.mnvotes.org.
For additional questions or information, please contact Blue Earth County Elections at (507) 304-4341 or visit www.becvotes.org.