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Oct. 6, 2004

Absentee Ballot Deadlines Approach for General Election

OSWEGO - Commissioner William Scriber and Commissioner Donald Wart of the Oswego County Board of Elections today reminded county voters that they may vote by absentee ballot if they will be out of Oswego County on Election Day, Nov. 2, or if they will be unable to go to the polls because of illness or physical disability.

Oswego County voters will receive an absentee ballot after they complete an application and return it to the board of elections. Applications for absentee ballots must be mailed no later than Tuesday, Oct. 26, or hand-delivered by Monday, Nov. 1. All completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 1 and received at the Oswego County Board of Elections by Tuesday, Nov. 9. Absentee ballots may be hand-delivered prior to the closing of the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, at the Board of Elections office in the City of Oswego.

There are additional deadlines for military voters. The last day to receive an application from military voters who are not previously registered to vote is Oct. 22. The last day to receive applications from military voters who are already registered is Oct. 26. For active duty military, in 2004 only, the deadline for receipt of completed ballots at the county board of elections is Nov. 15.

Applications for absentee ballots are available at the Board of Elections office at 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego. Internet users can download an application by clicking on http://www.oswegocounty.com/election/absentee.html For more information, please call the Board of Elections absentee line at 315-349-8646 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 8646.

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