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Pottawatomie County Election Board to temporarily close to the public

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The County Commissioner Building housing the Pottawatomie County Election Board will close to the public effective Thursday, March 19, for 30 days after the Pottawatomie County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Wednesday, March 18 th and voted to close the Election Board to the public.

The emergency meeting was held due to recommendations made this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to limit public gatherings to ten people or less in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

The Pottawatomie County Election Board will continue to conduct business as usual by phone, email, and mail. Business hours may be modified due to the unusual circumstances, but calls and emails will be returned in a timely manner. Voters who need to conduct business in person can call or email the County Election Board to make special arrangements.

Voters can also visit the Oklahoma State Election Board website at elections.ok.gov for more information. Those who need to request absentee ballots or make changes to their registration can continue to do so online through the OK Voter Portal at elections.ok.gov/OVP.

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The Pottawatomie County Election Board is located at 14101 Acme Road in Shawnee. For more information, contact the County Election Board at PottawatomieCounty@elections.ok.gov or (405)273-8376.