Voter registration deadline Friday


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The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary runoff election is Friday.

According to Jackson County Election Board Secretary Jennifer L. Wilson, tomorrow is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 23, county commissioner, District 3 runoff primary election.

Only those who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters, Wilson said.

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 Friday.

Wilson said that applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after Aug. 23.

The county 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 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. Wilson said that 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 Jackson County Election Board office at 101 N. Main St., Room 105, Altus, and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county.

Wilson said that applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov.

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