April 3, is annual county school election

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, for the ANNUAL SCHOOL RUNOFF Election and Vicki Turner, Secretary of the Cimarron County Election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count.

Turner said that a valid marking—a filled-in arrow—is shown on posters at the polling place and inside the voting booths. If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, Turner said they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, voters should return the spoiled ballot to the Precinct Officials, who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.

Turner also urged voters to take their Voter Identification Cards to the polls with them. “That Voter Identification Card can help precinct officials find your name in the precinct registry and it may also help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the precinct registry.

Voters whose names are not found in the Precinct Registry, or a voter who disagrees with the information shown in the Registry, may need to cast a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after the Election Day if the voter's information can be verified by the County Election Board.

Following is a list of the precinct polling places for the ANNUAL SCHOOL RUNOFF Election on April 3, 2007

#2——Felt Community Building #3——City Hall

#4—--Library

#5-—-Methodist Church (West Door)

Registered voters in Cimarron County who become physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 won't have to miss the April 3, 2007‘ Election, County Election Board Secretary, Vicki Turner said today.

Turner said state law permits registered voters who will be unable to go to the polls because they became incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 to vote on an emergency basis. “Physical incapacitation” includes a variety of conditions—injury, illness, childbirth—that prevent a person from voting in person at the polls on election day.

“If you think that you or someone you know fits into this category, contact the County Election Board office at 544-3377 as soon as possible for more information, “Turner said.

Registered voters who want to vote by absentee ballot in next Tuesdays ANNUAL SCHOOL RUNOFF Election have missed the deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to them, County Election Board Secretary, Vicki Turner said today.

“They aren't out of luck, however,”Turner said.

Registered voters who want to vote absentee still can do so at the County Election Board office on FRIDAY, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. and MONDAY, April 2, from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.

“In-person absentee voters will complete an application form when they arrive at the office. They are not required to state a reason for voting in-person absentee,” Turner said. They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and they will not vote at their polling places on election day.”

According to Turner, the Absentee Voting Board will verify the voter's registration information, then will issue the correct ballots. The voter will mark them in the privacy of the voting booth and insert them into a voting device. “It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Turner.

For more information, contact the County Election Board office located in the basement of the Courthouse in Boise City . The telephone number is 544-3377.