One day remains for registered voters in Pontotoc County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the Feb. 12 election for the Byng, Roff, Vanoss or Tupelo school districts, said County Election Board Secretary Marilyn McDaniel.

Applications for absentee ballots must be in the hands of the election board no later than 5 p.m.  today to be processed.

Voters also may apply for absentee ballots for the following reasons:

• Registered voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may apply for absentee ballots only by mail, fax or telegraph.

• Registered voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may apply only by mail, fax or telegraph.

• Military personnel, residents of Pontotoc County living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are entitled to vote without being registered. They may apply by mail, email or fax.

For more information contact the election board at 131 W. 13th St., Ada. The telephone number is (580) 332-4534, and the fax number is (580) 421-7765.