Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Sept. 12 Pocola and Poteau special school board election and the town of Howe special municipal election, according to Sharon Steele, LeFlore County election board secretary.
Steele 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 of Friday.
Steele said applications postmarked after that time will still be accepted and processed, however, the application will not be approved until after Sept. 12.
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.
Steele said any person who has submitted a voter registration application and has not received a response within 30 days should contact the county election board.
Oklahoma voter registration application forms are available at the county election board office at 103 N. Church Street in Poteau, and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county.
Steele said 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/.
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