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Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Approaches

Early voting is another option for voters who miss Wednesday’s deadline


Registered voters in Rogers County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Owasso Public Schools ISD No. 011 have until this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to request one, County Election Board Secretary Dermody said today.

“If absentee voters miss Wednesday’s deadline, they aren’t out of luck, however,” Dermody said.

Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so in person at the County Election Board office on Thursday, March 27th, Friday, March 28th but NOT or Saturday.  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,” Dermody 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.”

According to Dermody, 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 Dermody.

For more information, contact the Rogers County Election Board, located at 415 West 1st Street, Claremore, Oklahoma. Their phone number is (918) 341-2965.