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Voter Registration Deadline is October 12th

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Friday, October 12th, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 6 General Election, Jefferson County Election Board Secretary Tammy Richardson said today.

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

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, October 12th.

Richardson said applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after November 6th.

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.  Richardson 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 220 N. Main Street, Rm. #203, Waurika, OK and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov.

New Election Board service lets voters sign up for e-mail and text reminders of upcoming elections

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 (Oklahoma City) – A new service launched this week will allow voters to update their address or party affiliation online, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday.

The system went live Monday morning on the Oklahoma State Election Board’ website at www.elections.ok.gov.

Voters who are already registered to vote may use the service to change their residential or mailing address within their current county. They may also update their party affiliation. Address changes to a new county, name changes and new voter registrations will still require a completed paper form, which can be downloaded on the website.

Legislators have authorized online voter registration in the state, however the law requires the system be tied to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety’s driver’s license database and includes certain technical requirements that cannot be met until the department’s computer system is upgraded. That computer system is currently being modernized, and officials are hopeful full online voter registration will be available sometime in 2020.

Election board officials worked with legislators last year to authorize the system that went live Monday as a first phase in online voter registration.

“We are pleased to announce the launch of phase one of Oklahoma’s online voter registration project, the Online Voter Registration Update service,” Ziriax said. “This new system provides a secure and convenient way for registered voters to update their address within the same county or change their party affiliation. Those wishing to make other changes to their voter registration or register to vote for the first time can do so by using a traditional voter registration application, which is available on the State Election Board website, county election board offices, tag agencies, and many other locations around Oklahoma.”

To update your information, visit www.elections.ok.gov and click the link that says, “Update Voter Registration Information Online.”