Frannie Brennan, Director of the Schuylkill County Election Bureau, has announced deadlines for absentee ballots for the July 23 special election to vote for Hazleton Area School Board.

Tuesday, July 16, at 5 p.m., is the deadline for voters to apply for an absentee ballot.

All absentee ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

The special election was ordered by Luzerne County Court to correct an error caused when the Luzerne County Election Board failed to notify Schuylkill and Carbon counties that Steven Hahn withdrew as a candidate for the Hazleton Area School Board of Directors.

Only Schuylkill County voters who cast ballots in the Primary Election on May 21, either by going to their polling places or by absentee ballot, will be eligible to vote in the special election as it is strictly for correcting an oversight which occurred in the primary election.

The judge of election of each polling place will have the names of the voters who had cast their ballot in the primary election.

The five precincts in which the election will be held are: East Union Township, North Union Township, Kline Township, and McAdoo Borough first and second precincts. The polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 23.