Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 6 Belfonte and Gore Public Schools Board of Education General Election and the Town of Gore Board of Trustees No. 2 Seat General Election, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said Wednesday.
Osborn said people who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 17½ years old are eligible to apply for voter registration. However, you must be at least 18 years old to vote.
Applications must be received by the County Election Board or postmarked no later than midnight March 12. Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted but will not be processed until after the April 6 election. Applications may also be submitted to any motor vehicle agency that is also an official voter registration agency by the submission deadline.
Applicants will be notified in writing when their application has been processed. Approved voters will receive a voter identification card in the mail. Some may receive a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application was not approved. Osborn said those who do not receive a response within 30 days of submitting their application should contact the County Election Board office immediately.
The Sequoyah County Election Board reminds voters that applications must be approved by the County Election Board Secretary in order to vote. Registered voters who have moved to Sequoyah County from a different county or state will need to complete a new voter registration application to be eligible for elections in Sequoyah County. If you have moved within the county and need to update your address, you may make changes online using the OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp or complete a voter registration application.
Voter registration applications can be downloaded from the State Election Board website at oklahoma.gov/elections. You may also complete a form at your County Election Board. Most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries have applications available upon request.
The Sequoyah County Election Board is at 110 E. Creek St. and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact the Election Board at (918) 775-2614 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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