ADA — Registered voters in Pontotoc County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Nov. 7 general election have missed the application deadline, according to the Pontotoc County Election Board.

“They aren’t out of luck, however,” said Marilyn McDaniel, election board secretary. Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so at the County Election Board office Friday, Nov. 3, or Monday, Nov. 6. A two-member bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty to assist in-person voters from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The Absentee Voting Board will also be on duty from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the polling place. For this election the polling place will be located in room 103 (assessor’s office) located on the first floor of the Pontotoc County Courthouse. This change is due to the fact that the elevator is currently out of order, McDaniel said.

Voters are not required to state a reason for voting absentee but are required to swear they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day, according to McDaniel.

According to the Election Board, the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter’s registration information, then issues the voter a ballots. The voter marks the ballots in a voting booth and then puts it in the voting device. It is very much like voting at a regular precinct polling place.

Contact the County Election Board, located in Room 202 of the Pontotoc County Courthouse at (580) 332-4534, for more information.