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Additional Cass voting site added

WALKER — Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson informed the Cass County Board Tuesday she will add a voter registration and in person absentee voting site at Leech Lake Tribal Headquarters in Cass Lake in time for Nov. 4 state and federal elections.

This is in response to a request from Tribal Chair Carri Jones and the tribal council.

Anderson said Leech Lake Reservation will pay all labor costs. The auditor-treasurer office will train election judges for the new satellite voting station and provide a county employee to oversee voting there, she said.

This will be an additional site besides the auditor-treasurer office at the courthouse in Walker and several satellite absentee voting stations in southern Cass.

Anyone can vote in the November elections by absentee ballot starting Sept. 19. Absentee ballots and absentee voting in person are accepted until 5 p.m. the Monday before the general election.

Mail ballot precinct voters who fail to vote by their mail ballots before election day, may cast their ballot in person at the designated satellite absentee ballot station for their city or township.

Cass's satellite voting stations include the following sites for the following precincts:

Pillager City Hall: cities of Pillager and Motley and townships of Becker, Fairview, May precincts.

East Gull Lake City Hall: city of East Gull Lake precinct.

Lake Shore City Hall: city of Lake Shore precinct.

Sylvan Township: Sylvan Township precinct.

Leech Lake Tribal Headquarters in Cass Lake: cities of Cass Lake and Bena and townships of Pike Bay, Wilkinson, Gould, Ottertail Peninsula and voting district Winnie Portage Lakes precincts.

All other precincts in Cass County use the main auditor-treasurer office at the courthouse in Walker for voter registration, absentee voting and same-day in-person voting for mail ballot precincts.