General Election tomorrow, absentee ballots must be turned in by 3 p.m.

Tomorrow is the General Election, and while Secretary of State Steve Simon says there is not yet a court ruling saying that ballots received after election day are invalid, for every vote to count, votes must be in by 8 p.m. tomorrow.

If you have already mailed your completed ballot, you can check its status at

You can drop off your completed ballot at the Beltrami County Auditor-Treasurer’s office, on the second floor of the administration building, or request to complete an absentee ballot there in person.

Tomorrow in the City of Bemidji, Ward 1 residents vote at BSU’s American Indian Resource Center, Ward 2 votes at the Armory, Ward 3 at the Boys and Girls Club, Ward 4 at City Hall and Ward 5 at Northwest Technical College. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To find your polling place, go to

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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