NEWS

Deadline to request absentee ballots nears

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Osage County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 4 General Election, County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner said this week.

Applications for absentee ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to be processed.

Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Conner said. Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. Voters also may apply for absentee ballots for the following reasons:

Registered voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may apply for absentee ballots only by mail, fax, e-mail, or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.

For more information on absentee voting, contact the County Election Board at 630 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska. The telephone number is 918-287-3036. The County Election Board’s fax number is 918-287-4820.

For additional election-related information, visit: www.elections.ok.gov.