A panel of Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges ruled that all mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day be set aside.

Here's how to make your vote count.

If you requested an absentee ballot that has not been sent or accepted, you have a number of options ahead of Tuesday's election:

• Drop off the ballot at your county election office or other designated drop-off site by 3 p.m. today, Nov. 3. (You cannot return absentee ballots to your regular polling place on Election Day.)

• Vote in person on Election Day. Similar to the early vote option, officials will check to make sure your mail-in ballot was not submitted and accepted, invalidate it and give you a fresh ballot to cast.

• Also, you can still register to vote on Election Day in Minnesota. Find your polling place here. Here are guidelines for same-day registration.