Registered voters in Bryan County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s General Election have missed the application deadline, County Election Board Secretary Kim Norris said today.
“They aren’t out of luck, however,” Norris said. Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so at the County Election Board office on Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A two-member, bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty each day to assist absentee voters.
“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office. They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee,” Norris said. “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling places on election day.”
According to Norris, the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information, then issues the voter a ballot. The voter marks the ballot in a voting booth and then puts it in the voting device.
“It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Norris.
Contact the County Election Board, located at 402 West Evergreen St., (Bryan County Courthouse) for more information. The telephone number is 580-924-3228.