Today, Feb. 9, is the last day to apply for voter registration or to make changes to your registration in order to be eligible to vote in the March 5 Statewide Presidential Preferential Primary, Okmulgee County Election Board Secretary Ashley Carnes said today.
Carnes said that persons who are United States Citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 17 ½ 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 Feb. 9. Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted, but will not be processed until after the March 5 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. Carnes said those who do not receive a response within 30 days of submitting their application should contact the County Election Board office immediately.
The Okmulgee 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 Okmulgee County from a different county or state will need to complete a new Voter Registration Application in order to be eligible for elections in Okmulgee 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 an Oklahoma 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.
Sample ballots are now available for the March 5th election. Voters can download a sample ballot using the State Election Board OK Voter Portal at oklahoma.gov/ elections/ovp or pick up a copy at the Okmulgee County Election Board office during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sample ballots are specific to each person. “If the OK Voter Portal indicates that you have no sample ballots available, it means you are not eligible to vote in an upcoming election. We recommend checking the OK Voter Portal to make sure you have an election before heading to the polls.”
Carnes said sample ballots will also be posted outside every precinct polling place on Election Day, so voters can review them before casting their votes.
The Okmulgee County Election Board is located at 314 W. 7th Street, Room 102, in Okmulgee and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact the Election Board at 918-756-2365 or OkmulgeeCounty@ elections. ok.gov.