Deadline for requesting postal ballots is approaching | Local news


Voters in Woodward County who want mail-in ballots sent to them for the Feb. 8 District 3 County Special Commissioner election must apply now, the county electoral board secretary said today. , Carol Carrell.

Postal ballots are available to any registered voter, provided they have the right to vote in the requested election. No excuse is needed to vote by post.

The deadline for requesting a postal ballot is Monday January 24 at 5 p.m. Voters can submit an application using the OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp. Application forms are also available at oklahoma.gov/electionsand at the County Electoral Board office located at the County Courthouse, 1600 Main, Suite 2, Woodward.

Carrell reminds voters to allow time for a mail ballot to be received, completed and mailed back to the county electoral board. “With a few exceptions, all mail-in ballots must be notarized before being returned. Voters should give themselves sufficient time to ensure that all steps have been taken and that the ballot is returned correctly for counting, ”Carrell said.

Voters exempt from having a notarized mail-in ballot affidavit include those who are physically incapable and those caring for physically incapable people who cannot be left alone. These voters must have their ballot paper certified by correspondence in front of two people.

Military personnel and residents living abroad, as well as their spouses and dependents, are also eligible for certain allowances. Military personnel should contact the voting service officers in their units for absence request forms. Residents living abroad can obtain postal voting requests from any United States military facility or the United States embassy or consulate. Military personnel and overseas citizens who are already registered on Oklahoma’s voters lists can apply for mail-in ballots using the OK Voters Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp. Those who need to complete a new voter registration application must apply through the federal assisted voting program at FVAP.gov.

All completed postal ballots must be in the hands of the county electoral board no later than 7:00 p.m. on polling day.

The Woodward County Electoral Board is located at the County Courthouse, 1600 Main, Suite 2, Woodward and is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the Election Committee at 580-256-3609 or [email protected]


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