ADA — Registered voters in Pontotoc County who want to vote by absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s city of Ada Municipal Primary Election have missed the deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to them, the Pontotoc County Election Board said today.

“They aren’t out of luck, however,” the Election Board said.

Voters who want to cast absentee ballots still can do so at the county Election Board office Friday and Monday before every election. A two-member bipartisan Absentee Voting Board will be on duty to assist in-person voters from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, March 3, and Monday, March 6.

In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the polling place located on the second floor of the Pontotoc County Courthouse. They are not required to state a reason for voting. They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling place on election day.

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

Contact the County Election Board, located in Room 202 of the Pontotoc County Courthouse. The telephone number is 580-332-4534.