Pawhuska School District closes precincts for upcoming election

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner announced this week that the Pawhuska I2 School District has opted to close Precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 in Osage County for the Pawhuska I2 Annual School Election scheduled on Feb. 10.

State law allows a school district to close a precinct if it is not entirely within the district’s boundaries and if there are fewer than 100 registered voters in that part of the precinct that is located in the district.

Voters who are registered in Precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 will receive an application for absentee ballots from the County Election Board. They can fill out, sign and return the application form to the County Election Board to have a ballot mailed to them. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, for this election. Voters who receive their absentee ballots by mail must return the voted ballot to the County Election Board by mail. Absentee ballots must be in the County Election Boards hands by 7 p.m. on election day to be counted.

These voters also may vote by in-person absentee at the County Election Board office from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 or 6.

Any registered voters in Precincts 102, 103, 110, 111, 113, 301 and 306 who believe that he or she may reside in the Pawhuska I2 School District and who has not yet received an absentee ballot application from the County Election Board should call the office immediately at 918-287-3036.