TULSA, Okla - Oklahoma's Election Board Secretary says Oklahoma is on track to meet the deadline for troops to vote November 6th.
Paul Ziriax says County Election Boards in the state are on schedule to meet the September 21 deadline to send absentee ballots to military and overseas voters. “Printing of all absentee ballots was completed last week, and all absentee ballots were delivered to the County Election Boards by Monday, September 17 - right on schedule,” Ziriax said.
“Protecting the voting rights of our servicemen-and-women is extremely important to election officials in Oklahoma, so I am pleased to report that every County Election Board in Oklahoma is on track to meet the 45-day deadline to send absentee ballots to military voters,” Ziriax said.
“In fact, most of the County Election Boards have already started mailing absentee ballots - not just military and overseas voters, but to all voters who requested them.”
Federal and state law require election officials to send absentee ballots 45-days prior to the election to uniformed personnel and citizens who are overseas, if an absentee ballot application from the voter is received by that time.
For the General Election that deadline is Friday, September 21.