Secure, accessible and locked ballot boxes were made available for ballot drop-offs starting on Tuesday, October 11 through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Outdoor mail ballot drop boxes are made of heavy 18-guage steel; equipped with security features such as minimal ballot insertion slots and water and fireproof materials; locked; and bolted to concrete on the inside of the box to deter theft. Ballot drop-off locations are also placed in areas that have higher public visibility, and ballots are picked-up by official election workers on a regular basis for processing.