Secure, accessible, and locked ballot boxes are made available for ballot drop-offs starting on February 5th through 8 p.m. on Election Day. Outdoor mail ballot drop boxes are made of heavy 18-huage 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 placed in areas that have higher public visibility, and ballots are picked up by official election workers on a regular basis for processing.