Jan. 19 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 13 annual school and City of Sallisaw elections, Cindy Osborn, Sequoyah County Election Board secretary, said.
Osborn said persons who are U.S. 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 on Jan. 19.
Osborn said applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after Feb.13.
The election board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration, Osborn said. 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. Osborn 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 election board office at 110 E. Creek St. in Sallisaw and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications are also available at www.elections.ok.gov.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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