The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot for the Aug. 23 election is 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Garfield County Election Board Secretary Cheryl Patterson urged voters to request their absentee ballots as soon as possible.

Absentee ballots are available for the state Senate District 19 runoff primary election, Pond Creek-Hunter Public Schools bond election, city of Enid water pipeline sales tax and Garfield County jail sales tax.

Voters must be registered and reside within the geographical boundaries of a school district or municipality to be eligible to vote in such elections, Patterson said.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board, 903 Failing, and online at www.elec

“At least two mail transactions must be made,” Patterson said in a written statement. “The county election board must mail the ballots to the voter, and the voter must return the voted ballots by mail.”

Those voting by absentee ballot must return the ballot by 7 p.m. Aug. 23 to be counted. Any person may vote by absentee ballot, she said. Registered voters may also vote Aug. 23 in person at registered polling locations.

Early voting for the Aug. 23 runoff election starts Aug. 18 and ends Aug. 20.

The deadline passed to register to vote in the Aug. 23 election, but people have until Oct. 14 to register for the general election on Nov. 8.


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