The Rogers County Election Board is mailing out absentee ballots to voters who request one. The request for absentee ballots could break records.
The board has already sent more than 4,200 absentee ballots out and anticipates to send out more than 10,000 by election day. This would be five times the normal amount they usually send out.
“Let me just implore people that if you’re thinking about getting an absentee ballot, don’t wait until the last minute,” said Julie Dermody, Rogers County Election Board Secretary. “I want you to ave time to get your ballot done and get it back into us.”
Dermody said her office has spent several days stuffing envelopes, including the ballots. Included also is an affidavit that must be signed by the voter and verified by either a notary or a copy of a government-issued ID. Once a ballot is mailed back or turned in, it will go into a secured lock box until it is time to be processed.
Absentee ballots are only being sent to people who have requested one. Oklahoma is a state that only has absentee ballot voting and not mail-in voting like other states. The last day to request an absentee ballot in the state is one week before Election Day on October 27.