The election’s drop box is back! In this video Michael explains how the drop box will work in 2021. In 2020, the drop box outside the main entrance to city hall was used to collect ballots. Because this was a new effort, many restrictions were placed on its use to ensure it was a secure method of voting.
The Minnesota legislature passed new laws this year which allows St. Louis Park voters to continue to use the drop box. It will now be available 24 hours a day during the early voting period, Sept. 17 through Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Ballots received in the drop box after 3 p.m. on Election Day will not be counted. The drop box will be emptied daily by elections staff and will be under 24-hour video surveillance.
You may only use the drop box to return your own ballot. If you need to return a ballot for another voter, you must come to the city clerk’s office on the third floor of city hall during regular business hours. You will need to show identification and sign a ballot delivery log. You may only return ballots for up to three other voters in any election.