Emergency ballots available for those physically incapacitated


Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 - Registered voters who become physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5 and cannot make it to the polls, still have an opportunity to cast their ballot.


Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary, Cindy Osborn, said that state law permits voters who become emergency incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5th to vote under special provisions.


Osborn said emergency incapacitation is something most voters don’t think about. “Voting is our constitutional right, but life happens. Injury, illness, or even childbirth can prevent a voter from being able to go to the polls. That’s why it’s important to make sure voters know their rights in the event of an emergency.”


If you or someone you know becomes physically incapacitated after 5:00 p.m. October 5th, contact your County Election Board as soon as possible. Osborn says Election Board officials will work with you to make sure you have all of the necessary information to cast your ballot.


Forms and information can also be found on the Oklahoma State Election Board website at oklahoma.gov/elections. The Sequoyah County Election Board is located at 110 E Creek Ave and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Election Board officials can be reached at 918-775-2614 or by email at Sequoyahcounty@elections.ok. gov.



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