NEWS

Deadline fast approaching for voters to be registered

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible for voting in the March 1 Presidential Preferential Primary Election is Friday, Feb. 5, according to Osage County Election Board Secretary Andrea Conner.

Conner 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 on Friday, Feb 5.

Conner explained that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed; however, the applications will not be approved until after March 1. 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. Conner 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 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, 918-287-3036.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the Election Board office, as well as at many of the county’s post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries. Conner added that applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at http://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.