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August 30, 2013

Voters can apply for absentee ballots for Newcastle election

NORMAN — Voters who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Oct. 8 Newcastle Municipal Special Election should apply now, McClain County Election Board Secretary Marilyn McReynolds said.

Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. Oct. 2, McReynolds urged voters who want to vote by absentee to apply early. Application forms are available at the County Election Board office, Room 101, 121 N. 2nd Ave., in the McClain County Courthouse. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed from the Internet at elections.state.ok.us

“At least two mail transactions must be made,” McReynolds said. “The County Election Board must mail the ballots to the voter, and the voter must return the voted ballots by mail.”

Ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

McReynolds said that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he or she is eligible to participate. A voter must be registered and reside at an address with the geographical boundaries of a municipality to be eligible to vote in the municipality’s elections.

It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.

“While anyone can vote absentee without giving a reason, the law still provides several excuses, and it is to the advantage of some voters to use one of them,” McReynolds said.

By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, these voters can activate some special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are:

· Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, fax or telegraph.

· Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. They may apply only by mail or fax.

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