Registered voters in Texas County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Primary Election have until this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to request one, County Election Board Secretary Glenda L. Williams said today.
Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so in person at the County Election Board office on Thursday, June 19th, Friday, June 20th or Saturday, June 21st. A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to assist absentee voters and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office. They are not required to give any reason for voting absentee,” Williams said. “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.”
Voters who have requested an absentee ballot can track their ballot using the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool available at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.
According to Williams, the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information. Then, the Board issues all the appropriate ballots to the voter. The voter marks the ballots in a voting booth and then casts them in the voting device. “It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Williams.