Updated: Oct 30
WORTHINGTON – The countdown to election day has begun, and according to information released by the Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, 43 percent of registered voters in the county have already cast their ballot.
Auditor/Treasurer Joyce Jacobs is reminding anyone who has not turned in their mail precinct or absentee ballot to get that done as soon as possible. There is a video-monitored ballot drop box located by Door #1 of the Nobles County Government Center in downtown Worthington. Early voting is available inside the government center during normal business hours, with extended hours Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In mail ballot precincts, the return rate at this point ranges from 51 to over 77 percent. Three of those precincts – Ransom, Seward and Bloom Township – are all above 75 percent returned.
The numbers vary in traditional polling precincts, but two Worthington precincts in Ward 2 are already above 40 percent.
The return rates bode well for getting results in a timely manner after polls close on Tuesday night.