Grant County Oklahoma

In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Grant County Courthouse and District Shops will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021.  All offices will reopen Tuesday, January 19, 2021with regularly scheduled hours.

Temporary Absentee Ballot Verification Option Expires

A temporary absentee ballot verification option which was put in place by state legislators last year has expired.

The temporary verification option was part of Senate Bill 210, which was passed in the spring of 2020 in response to the pandemic. The bill gave Oklahoma voters the option to include a copy of their valid ID in lieu of a notarized or witnessed signature on their absentee ballot affidavit. Certain provisions of the bill were valid for the 2020 election year only and expired in December.

County Election Board Secretary Rapp said voters who request absentee ballots in 2021 will receive updated absentee ballot instructions with their balloting material and should read them thoroughly before placing their ballot in the mail.
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Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the February 9th  KREMLIN-HILLSDALES Board of Education Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Tuesday February 8, 2021 Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

There will be early voting at the Grant County Courthouse on Thursday and Friday February 4th and 5th from 8am – 6pm.  There will be a Covid–19 check point for voters upon coming into the Courthouse. The health and safety of election workers and voters remains foremost on the minds of Grant County election officials. There will be social distancing and safety protocol measures for in-person voting. You will be required to wear a mask unless medically exempt. Plan on allowing time to complete the self- assessment form along with having your temperature checked.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov. Our office hours are 8am to 2pm. The forms are also located on 1st floor of the Courthouse, the Grant County Tag Agency and the Post Office.

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DATE:    Monday, January 4, 2021    TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782–you will be prompted for the
Meeting ID:  772-330-774 followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting.

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the January 12, 2021 Kremlin- Hillsdale Special Bond Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Tuesday January 5, 2021 Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

There will be early voting at the Grant County Courthouse on Thursday and Friday January 7 and 8 from 8am – 6pm.  There will be a Covid–19 check point for voters upon coming into the Courthouse. The health and safety of election workers and voters remains foremost on the minds of Grant County election officials. There will be social distancing and safety protocol measures for in-person voting. You will be required to wear a mask unless medically exempt. Plan on allowing time to complete the self- assessment form along with having your temperature checked.
Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov. Our office hours are 8am to 2pm. The forms are also located on 1st floor of the Courthouse, the Grant County Tag Agency and the Post Office.

Rapp said that any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he/she is eligible to vote. However, a voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district or a municipality to be eligible to vote in school district or municipal elections. It is not necessary to give a reason-or excuse-for voting absentee.
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