Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Jan. 15 is Deadline for Voter Registration

Jan. 15 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 9 annual School Election, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said.

Osborn said persons who are U.S. 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 Jan. 15.

Osborn explained that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed. However, the applications will not be approved until after Feb. 6.

The County 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 that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the election board office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 110 E. Creek Ave, Sallisaw, Okla. 74955, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county. Osborn said that applications also are available at, and voters can check their registration status at

.Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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