Absentee ballot deadline nears

Canadian County voters can use mail for election

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From Staff Reports

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Canadian County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 3rd general election, City of Oklahoma City special election and City of El Reno ward 1 councilmember ,Election County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Canadian County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, to be processed in time for the election.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the election board office, 200 S. Bickford Ave. in El Reno, or voters may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at http://www.elections.ok.gov. Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Armold said, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances:

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, online 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.

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Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply by mail, by fax, by e-mail, online 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.

Military personnel, residents of Canadian County living overseas, and the spouses and dependents of each group may apply only by mail, by fax, or by e-mail.

For more information and instructions, military and overseas voters may visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma.

For more information on absentee voting, contact the election board at (405) 422-2422.
The County Election Board’s fax number is 405-422-2450.

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