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Registered voters in Jackson County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Altus Annual School General Election have missed the application deadline, County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson said today.

“They aren’t out of luck, however,” Wilson said. Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so at the County Election Board Office today until 6 p.m., or on Friday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day to assist absentee voters.

“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office. They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee,” Wilson 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 places on Election Day.”

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

Contact the County Election Board, located at 101 N. Main St., Room 105 of the courthouse, for more information. The telephone number is 482-2370.

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