FAB LAB


Classes available


during fall break


Fab Lab of Tulsa will present two classes at Pawhuska Public Library on Oct. 18, the first day of fall break. Using a laser cutter, fourth- through ninth-grade students will create a project, or projects, to take home. Students will each make one project per class. Students in the morning class will each create a photo frame; during the afternoon, students will build individual treasure boxes.


Each class is limited to 15 students. Students may sign up for one or both classes. Sign-up is required to attend. Due to equipment use and photos by Fab Lab staff, youth participation wavier forms must be signed for each student participating, for both Fab Lab of Tulsa and Pawhuska Public Library, by a parent or responsible caregiver before class begins.


Students experience hands-on learning while developing digital design and fabrication skills. Projects focus on building skills in subjects such as math, science and art, as well as applied problem solving, critical thinking and creativity.


Classes will take place in Pawhuska Library’s community room. Morning class is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Afternoon class is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. During the 12:30-1 p.m. lunch break, pizza, cookies, and water will be provided to participating students.


GENEALOGY WEEK


Pawhuska library will


help trace your roots


Genealogy will kick off during the week of Oct. 22-26 at Pawhuska Public Library. Visit the library’s re-organized genealogy room. How do you get started in genealogy? With yourself. Write down everything about you – your full name, parents’ names, and other information. Then go one generation back and repeat. Call the library for times a genealogist will be available for assistance. The library phone number is 918-287-3989. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 1– 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


VOTER REGISTRATION


Friday deadline


for Nov. 6 election


The last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 federal, state and county general election is Friday, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.


Chouteau said persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.


Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Oct. 12.


Chouteau said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed. However, the applications will not be approved until after Nov. 6.


The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration with either voter registration or explanation letter.


Chouteau said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at 918-287-3036 or email OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov.


Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries or at the county website www.osage.okcounties.org or state website www.elections.ok.gov. Voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/


ABSENTEE BALLOTS


Time to apply


if you want one


Voters in Osage County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 6, 2018, federal, state and county general election should apply now, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said. Although the county Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, Chouteau urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.


Absentee ballot application forms are available at the Osage County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically at: www.elections.ok.gov. A print form can also be downloaded at that address.


Voters who have requested an absentee ballot can track their ballot at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.


Ballots must be in the hands of County Election Board officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.


Chouteau said any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he/she is eligible to vote. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.


“While anyone can vote absentee without giving a reason, the law still provides several excuses, and it is to the advantage of some voters to use one of them,” Chouteau said.


By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, absentee voters can activate special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are:


Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online by accessing http:/www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/ or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.


Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online by accessing http:/www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/ or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.


Military personnel and residents of the county living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are eligible receive absentee ballots. These voters may apply only by mail, fax, or by email. Military personnel should contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and additional information or visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website (www.fvap.gov/oklahoma) for more information and instructions. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials from any United States military installation and from United States Embassies and Consulates as well as on the FVAP website.


Sample ballots are now available on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool at http:/www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/ or at www.osage.okcounties.org for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the Nov. 6, 2018, Federal, State and County General Election. Sample ballots are also available at the Osage County Election Board office. Kelly Chouteau, Secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office, located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma, during regular office hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Sample ballots also will be posted outside the precinct polling place on Tuesday so that voters can review them before casting their votes.