Power of the People

Voters arrive at the Pontotoc County Election Board building on 13th for a recent election.

Richard R. Barron
The Ada News


Less than a week remains for registered voters in Pontotoc County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 26, 2012, Primary Election, Pontotoc County Election Board Secretary Marilyn McDaniel said today.

Applications for absentee ballots must be in the hands of the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, to be processed.

Any registered voter eligible to vote in the election may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, McDaniel said.  Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or they may send their applications by mail, by fax, or by telegraph.

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, by fax, or by telegraph.

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

• For more information on absentee voting, contact the County Election Board at 131 W. 13.  The telephone number is 580-332-4534.  The County Election Board’s fax number is 580-421-7765.

• Information on absentee voting in Oklahoma also may be found on the Internet at www.elections.ok.gov.



Sample ballots available at election board office

Sample ballots are available at the Pontotoc County Election Board office for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Primary Election June 26, 2012.

Marilyn McDaniel, secretary of the County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office located at 131 W. 13 in Ada during regular office hours, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Sample ballots also will be posted outside every precinct polling place Tuesday so that voters can review them before casting their votes.

Ballots that will be issued to voters Tuesday include the following:


State Corporation Commissioner

United State Representative,

District 04

State Representative, District 25



United State Representative,

District 04

County Sheriff

County Commissioner, District 02, 


Town of Roff

Trustee, Ward 5




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