The League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP), in partnership with Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN), explores absentee voting and voting by mail in the upcoming free program, "
Neither Rain nor Sleet nor Gloom of Pandemic: Safe Voting from Home in 2020.”
It will be presented online via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Moderated by Mark Halvorson of CEIMN
, the program will feature a discussion between David Triplett
, Ramsey County Elections Manager, and Eric Zeigler,
Manager of the Business Mail Entry Unit, Political & Election Mail Coordinator, Northland District, of the US Postal Service. The USPS Northland District encompasses 74 out of 87 counties in Minnesota and the northwestern edge of Wisconsin. It is the largest employee district, with 13K employees, handling 5.6 Billion pieces of mail yearly.
The program discussion will center around integrity and trust in the system, and how the USPS and elections officials have standards to keep the vote safe. Featured topics include:
- Absentee v Mail in ballots: what's the difference, how are they counted and when are they counted, how are they verified, % rejected - reasons for rejection
- Standards the Post Office has to follow regarding absentee ballots and they work with each state requirements to ensure integrity in the system
- Protocols in place to ensure that your ballot will be secure and accurately counted
- What individual voters can do to enhance confidence that their vote will be counted
Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota (CEIMN, www.ceimn.org
) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for verifiable, transparent, and accurate elections in Minnesota and across the country.
The League of Women Voters of St. Paul (www.lwvsp.org), celebrating 100 years, is dedicated to informed and active participation of citizens in government. LWVSP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates.