BARNSDALL FFA BOOSTERS


Club meeting slated for Oct. 26


The booster club for the newly founded Barnsdall Public Schools FFA chapter is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Ag room at Barnsdall High School. Jace Goodwin, agriculture teacher and faculty advisor for FFA, said those attending should bring a positive attitude and be ready for booster club officer elections and a discussion of fundraising. If you have questions, call Goodwin at 918-775-4022.


PERSONAL FITNESS


Are you ready to get off the couch?


LoCo Fit, a walking group in Skiatook that is sponsored by the Osage County Health Department, is interested in starting a similar walking group in Pawhuska. The no-cost program lasts for 12 weeks in the spring and fall of each year. The Skiatook group has expressed an interest in providing transportation for a vanload of residents from the Pawhuska area to visit Skiatook during a workout session to see how LoCo Fit works. The contact person for the Skiatook group is J.D. Prather. If you are interested, you can contact him at jdprather88@gmail.com. You can also contact Health Educator Justin Hamrick at the Osage County Health Department at 918-287-3740.


THE LODGE AT TAYLOR RANCH NEWS


A fall festival is planned for Oct. 26


Plan to stop by the Lodge at Taylor Ranch, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 26, for games, a live band, vendors, food, animals, hayride and more. Bring the family. Located at 22005 State Highway 99, Pawhuska.


VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE


This deadline is for November sales tax votes


Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 12, 2019, City of Pawhuska Special Municipal & City of Tulsa Special Municipal Elections, Osage County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.


Chouteau said that 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 currently 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 Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.


Chouteau explained that applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after Nov. 12, 2019.


The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration. The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. 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, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Chouteau said that applications also are available at our website www.osage.okcounties.org or the state website www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.


ABSENTEE BALLOTS


Voters may apply for ballots for Nov. 12 Pawhuska election


Voters in Osage County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the Nov. 12, 2019, City of Pawhuska Special Municipal & City of Tulsa Special Municipal Elections should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.


Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, Chouteau urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.


Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma. 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.


For more election-related information, call the Osage County Election Board at 918-287-3036, e-mail at OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov or visit www.elections.ok.gov or www.osage.okcounties.org