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Less than a week to apply for absentee ballots

Less than a week remains for registered voters in Osage County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Sept. 10 Bartlesville School, Bowring School and Wynona School Special Elections, according to County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner.

Applications for absentee ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to be processed.

Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Conner said.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or they may send their applications by mail or by fax.

Voters also may apply for absentee ballots for any of the following reasons:

— 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 or by fax.

— Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply only by mail or by fax.

— Military personnel, residents of Osage County living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are entitled to vote without being registered.

They may apply by mail, by e-mail or by fax.

For more information on absentee voting, contact the County Election Board at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska.

The telephone number is 918-287-3036

The County Election Board’s fax number is 918-287-4820.

Information on absentee voting in Oklahoma also may be found on the Internet at www.elections.ok.gov.

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