Friday, Jan. 17, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 11 elections. Three elections will be held in Stephens County on that day Stephens County Election Board Secretary Angela Dunagan said.
The elections include special bond elections for Velma-Alma Public Schools and Empire Public Schools and a city council race in the City of Marlow for Ward #2.
Dunagan said persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 17-1/2 years old may apply to become registered voters but must be 18 years old to vote on election day.
Those who aren’t registered or need to change their registration 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, January 17.
Dunagan said applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after February 11.
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. Dunagan said 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.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 101 South 11th Street, Suite 100, Duncan, and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov.