, Muskogee, OK

October 26, 2012

Absentee voter ballot deadline Wednesday

— The deadline for Oklahoma registered voters to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Voters may request an absentee ballot from election officials if they do not wish or will be unable to vote in-person Nov. 6 at their assigned polling place, according to the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Early in-person voting at local county election boards will take place Nov. 2, 3 and 5.

Completed absentee ballot applications must be submitted to the election board in the county where a voter is registered.

Voted absentee ballot affidavits must be notarized and returned by postal mail or private delivery service to the voter’s county election board and received by 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Absentee ballot affidavits from physically incapacitated voters must be signed by two witnesses and returned to the voter’s county election board by the same time and date.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at all county election board offices and online at