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Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots In Texas County

Joe Denoyer - December 21, 2016 1:00 pm

 

Voters in Texas County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the January 10, Texhoma Municipal Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Glenda Williams said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Williams urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 301 N Main St. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically at: www.elections.ok.gov. A print form can also be downloaded at that address.

“At least two mail transactions must be made,” Williams said. “The County Election Board must mail the ballots to the voter and the voter must return the voted ballots by mail.”

Ballots must be in the hands of County Election Board officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

Williams said any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he/she is eligible to vote. However, a voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district or a municipality to be eligible to vote in school district or municipal elections. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. For More Information, call the Texas County Election Board at 580-338-7644

 

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