Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to vote in the Feb. 10 annual school election and Sallisaw municipal election. Cindy Osborn, Sequoyah County Election Board secretary, said persons who are U.S. citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters. Persons who never registered to vote or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence, and voters who need to change their registration information, may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight on Friday. Osburn said applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after Feb. 10.
Osburn said the 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 voter's precinct and polling place location or a letter that explains why the voter registration application was not approved. Anyone who has applied but not received a response within 30 days should contact the election board at 110 E. Creek Ave. in Sallisaw or by calling 918-775-2614. The voter applications are available at the election board office, at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications are also available for download at www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status at www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Online_Voter_Tool/.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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