Dear Editor,

I voted yesterday. Wearing my mask, I placed my completed absentee ballot in its signed envelope into the black drop box outside of the Winneshiek County Courthouse. I dropped it in with confidence knowing our Auditor, Ben Steines, or one of his staff would collect it, scan the envelope and keep it safe until it is counted. I appreciate the integrity of the Auditor’s office and commend Ben and the staff for their work for us in each election. Thank you Auditor’s office.   

Please vote absentee in plenty of time or in person on Nov. 3. 

Linda Watson