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Absentee Ballot Information for Special Election on April 18 for Montgomery County Council District 1

March 17, 2000
The Montgomery County Board of Elections is providing information to voters about the upcoming special election -- on April 18, 2000, to fill the County Council seat being vacated by Mrs. Betty Ann Krahnke -- that occurs during the spring break of the Montgomery County Public Schools. There are specific absentee ballot requirements for registered voters who will be absent on election day but who want to participate in the special election.

The following is summary information provided by the Board of Election Supervsors regarding absentee ballots:

TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MEET ONE OF THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED BELOW:

  • I will be absent on election day from the county in which I am registered;

  • Because of accident, illness, or physical disability, I will be unable to go to the polling place on election day;

  • Because of confinement in or restriction to an institution, I will be unable to go to the polling place on election

    day;

  • Because of death or serious illness in my immediate family, I will be unable to go to the polling place on election day;

  • I am a full-time student at an institution of higher education located outside my precinct but within the county of registration, and academic requirements prevent me from going to the polling place on election day;

  • Because of employment by or service as an official of the State Board or a County Board of Elections, I am required to be absent from the precinct in which I am registered to vote on election day; or

  • I am 65 years of age or older and my polling place is not accessible.

    You may apply for an Absentee Ballot via the Internet at the Montgomery County, MD Board of Elections Home Page or by contacting the Absentee Office at the Board of Elections by telephone at 240 777-8550; by mail at P.O. Box 4333, Rockville, MD 20849-4333; by e-mail at absentee@co.mo.md.us or by fax at 240 777-8560. The 24 Hour Absentee Information telephone number is: 240 777-8565.

    The deadline for receipt of Absentee Ballot Applications for the Special General Election is April 11, 2000.

    Except as provided for in the two paragraphs below, any Absentee Ballot whether mailed or hand-delivered, is timely received if it reaches the election office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

    Domestic Ballots Received By Mail After Election

    Any ballot received in the mail shall be considered timely if it arrives no later than 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday following Election Day (April 19, 2000 for the Special General Election) and the U.S. Postal Service has provided verification that it was mailed before Election Day by affixing a mark on the covering envelope, or in the event there is no postmark, the voter affidavit on the ballot envelope indicates that it was completed and mailed before election day.

    Overseas Ballots Received By Mail After Election Day

    Any ballot received in the mail from locations outside the United States shall be considered timely if it arrives no later than 4:00 p.m. on the second Friday following the election (April 28, 2000 for the Special General Election) and the U.S. Postal Service, an Army post office, a fleet post office, or the postal service of any other country has provided verification that it was mailed before Election Day by affixing a mark on the covering envelope, or in the event there is no postmark, the voter affidavit on the ballot envelope indicates that it was completed and mailed before election day.

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