An election emergency declaration issued by the State Election Board Secretary on March 18 will impact elections scheduled for April 7 in Logan County, the County Election Board Secretary confirmed today.
The election emergency allowed all entities, including those with statutory school board member elections, to reschedule their April 7 elections to another date allowed by law. The declaration was issued in response to the current COVIO-19 health crisis, which has resulted in federal, state, and local restrictions.
County Election Board Secretary Sheleen Winscott said the following elections have been postponed and rescheduled for June 30:
• Board of Education General Election - Guthrie SO 1-1, Office #7
• Board of Education General Election - Luther SO 1-3, Office #3
Absentee ballots issued for the April 7 election are no longer valid and should be destroyed. Voters who were issued an absentee ballot for the April 7 election will be issued a new ballot for the June 30 election, if they are currently signed up to receive absentee ballots for all elections in which they are eligible to vote for the 2020 election year.
Voters who applied for an absentee ballot for the April 7 election only, will need to submit a new absentee ballot request for the June 30 election in order to vote in the rescheduled elections. Absentee ballots can be requested online using the OK Voter Portal at https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html.
Applications can also be downloaded at https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voterlnfo/AbsenteeVoting/index.html.
Voters can also visit the Oklahoma State Election Board website at elections.ok.gov for more information.
The Logan County Election Board is located at 224 E. Vilas Ave in Guthrie. For more information, contact the County Election Board at 405-282-1900 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.