Registered Tulsa County voters who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in the Oct. 9 Special Elections have missed the deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed, but they aren’t out of luck – they can still cast in-person absentee ballots at the Tulsa County Election Board office at 555 N. Denver Avenue.
A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty to assist absentee voters from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 or Monday, Oct. 8.
In-person absentee voters will find the process is similar to voting at a precinct polling place. Though they do not need to give a reason for voting absentee, they are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on Election Day.
Registered voters in Tulsa County and the Town of Skiatook who became physically incapacitated – due to illness, injury, childbirth or other health conditions – after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, and are unable to get to the polls for the Oct. 9 Special Elections are permitted by state law to vote on an emergency basis. For more information on this option, contact the County Election Board off ice at 596-5766 or 596-5767.