School runoff election is Tuesday
Polls will be open in Keyes on April 4, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the runoff school board election between Debroah Copeland and incumbent Tommy Grazier.
Vicki Turner, the secretary of the Cimarron County Election Board explained that a proper marking of the ballot, a filled in arrow, will be illustrated at each polling place and in the voting booth.
Turner added that if mistakes are made to a ballot, corrections should not be attempted; instead, the spoiled ballot should be returned to the precinct officials where it can be destroyed, and a new ballot issued.
Each voter should have their voter identification card with them at the polls so that the voter's name will be more quickly found in the voter's registry, or to resolve any problems if he or she is not listed in the registry.
Voters whose names are not found in the registry or those who disagree with the information listed may have to cast a provisional ballot which will be sealed in an envelope and counted after election day when the information can be verified.
The polling places in Keyes will be:
#3- Keyes City Hall
#6- Keyes High School
#7- Plainview School
Incapacitated voters need not miss election
Registered voters of the Keyes School district , in Cimarron County who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, won't have to miss the scheduled school board runoff election.
State law provides that those voters who have become incapacitated, (injury, illness or childbirth), may vote on an emergency basis. If you think you, or someone you know fits this category call the Cimarron County Election board at 544-3377.
Absentee deadline has passed
Registered voters wishing to vote absentee in the Keyes School board runoff election have missed the deadline to apply and have a ballot mailed to them. However, those voters may still vote absentee at the Cimarron County election Board office in the courthouse basement on Friday March 31 and Monday, April 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.each of those days. Each voter will complete an application form when they arrive to vote. They are not required to give any reason for voting in-person absentee. They are required to swear that they have not voted a mail-in ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.
Upon completion of the application the absentee voting board will verify the information and issue the correct ballots. The voter will then mark them in the privacy of a voting booth and insert the completed ballot in a voting device.
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