Less than one week remains for registered voters in Oklahoma to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Tuesday, November 4, 2008 General Election. Applications for absentee ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, in order to be processed.
Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason. Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office, as well as by mail, fax, or telegraph.
Voters may also apply for absentee ballots for 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, fax, or telegraph.
Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply only by mail, fax, or telegraph.
Military personnel, residents of Oklahoma living overseas, and the spouses and dependents of each group, are entitled to vote without being registered. They may apply only by mail or fax.
For more information on absentee voting, contact your county election board.
Federal investigators are getting their first look at the scene of a head-on collision between a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members aboard the bus.
Charges were filed this week in the shooting that happened last weekend. The teenager is charged with the use of a vehicle while discharging a weapon and committing a felony with a firearm with a defaced ID number. The shooting happened last Saturday on Northwest 22nd Street. The victim was walking down the street when shot in the arm. Police say that the group inside the car where the shots came from were following the victim.
Authorities say three Oklahoma teenagers who were shot dead during a suspected home invasion broke into a detached garage on the property earlier the same day and stole liquor from a game room.
Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh was treated to an early 90th birthday celebration from the Greater Lawton Rotary Club today. Nigh was the special speaker at the club's weekly luncheon. He spoke about public service, his life in politics and how he convinced legislators to make "Oklahoma" the state song. Nigh holds the record for serving the most terms as Oklahoma Governor and he served 32 total years in public office.