A little more than a week remains for registered voters in McClain County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 30 Primary Election.
That’s the word from McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. June 23 to be processed in time for the election.
Absentee voters may apply in person at the county election board office or may send their applications by mail, fax, or e-mail. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov.
Any registered eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Haley 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 old 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.
- 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 McClain 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: www.fvap.gov/oklahoma.
For additional information on absentee voting, contact the county election board at 121 N Second Avenue, Purcell, OK 73080. Telephone is (405) 527-3121 while the fax number is (405) 527-9347.
For more election-related information, visit: www.elections.ok.gov.