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Deadline for absentee voter registration approaches

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.

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