Blue Earth County Elections now has absentee ballots available for the District 23B special election.

Ballots may be obtained by visiting the Elections Office in the Historic Courthouse between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 507-304-4341.

Officials say they will also offer extended hours on Saturday, February 10 to accommodate absentee voting for the special election.

The special election will take place on Monday, February 12.

Former state Representative Tony Cornish stepped down late last year after several accusations of sexual harassment.