Marguerite Dorothy Hayward, 81

Born January 30, 1940

Died January 17, 2022

Orville Grant Griffith, 65

Born August 12, 1956

Died January 15, 2022

Malcolm Don 'Sonny' Satterfield , 88

Born May 2, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Mable Marie Taylor, 88

Born October 25, 1933

Died January 15, 2022

Barbara June Shackelford-Beaver-Whiteaker, 65

Born January 16, 1956

Died January 14, 2022

Albert G. Gresham, 84

Born September 26, 1937

Died January 14, 2022


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Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 7:32 AM

Voters in Muskogee County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for elections in 2022 should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Beach said today.

Any registered voter may request absentee ballots for a specific election or for a full calendar year. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee ballot. Beach said there are many ways to apply.

“For many voters, the easiest way to apply is online through the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal. Voters can also fill out an application at the County Election Board or simply write us a letter.”

If you choose to write a letter, it must contain the following information:

  • Your name, resident address, and signature
  • Name of the school district in which you reside
  • Name of your city (if you reside in city limits)
  • Address where you want your ballots mailed
  • Type of election
  • List of elections for which you are requesting absentee ballots (you may only request ballots for elections in which you are eligible to vote)

Beach said voters who are in nursing homes, voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for persons who cannot be left unattended should mention these restrictions in their request. This information activates special procedures that make voting and returning absentee ballots easier.

Voters can request absentee ballots electronically using the OK Voter Portal at To download a paper application, visit the State Election Board website at For more information on absentee voting, contact the Muskogee County Election Board at (918) 687-8151 or