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Voters have until Tuesday to apply for absentee ballot

August 31, 2006

ANNAPOLIS - Maryland voters have until Tuesday to apply for an absentee ballot for the Sept. 12 primary election.

Applications must be received by the local board of elections by Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. if sent by mail, or by midnight if sent by fax.

Applications must be made in writing to the voter's local board of elections. Voters may use the application found at the Maryland Board of Elections Web site (www.elections.state.md.us) or make an informal request including the voter's name, registration address, reason for requesting an absentee ballot, address where the ballot should be mailed and the voter's signature. Notarized oaths or physician's signatures are not required.

Washington County voters must return absentee ballots to the Washington County Board of Elections, 35 W. Washington Street, Room 101, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The board's fax number is 240-313-2051.

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