Absentee ballot deadline approaches

Voters in LeFlore County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the Feb. 13 board of education and special election should apply now, according to County Election Board Secretary Sharon Steele.

Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter, provided they are eligible to vote in the election requested. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee ballot.

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The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Voters can submit a request using the OK voter Portal at Oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp. Request forms are also available at Oklahoma.gov./elections and at the county election board office at 103 North Church Street in Poteau.

Steele reminds voters to allow time for an absentee ballot to be received, completed, and returned by mail to the county election board.

“With some exceptions, all absentee ballots must be notarized before being returned,” she said. “Voters should give themselves plenty of time to make sure all steps have been followed and that the ballot is returned correctly in order to be counted.”

The election board is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call (918) 647-3701 or email leflorecounty@elections.ok.gov.

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Craig Hall
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