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Deadline to request absentee ballots approaches

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Early voting is another option for voters who miss Wednesday’s deadline

Registered voters in Logan County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s City of Guthrie, County, and State Runoff Primary Election have until this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to request one, County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said today.

Vote“If absentee voters miss Wednesday’s deadline, they aren’t out of luck, however,” Dorio said.

Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so in person at the County Election Board office on Thursday, August 21, or Friday, August 22 or Saturday.  A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday to assist absentee voters and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., August 23.

“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office.  They are not required to give any reason for voting absentee,” Dorio said.  “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.”

According to Dorio, the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information.  Then, the Board issues all the appropriate ballots to the voter.  The voter marks the ballots in a voting booth and then casts them in the voting device.  “It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Dorio.

For more information, contact the Logan County Election Board, located at 224 E Vilas.  Their phone number is (405)282-1900.

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