February 9 is the last day to apply for voter registration to be eligible to vote in the March 5 Presidential Preferential Primary election.
That’s according to McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley.
Haley 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 midnight February 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.
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. Haley said those who do not receive a response within 30 days of submitting their application should contact the election board office.
Applications must be approved by the county election board secretary in order to vote.
Registered voters who have moved to McClain County from a different county or state will need to complete a new voter registration application in order to be eligible for elections in McClain 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, Haley said.
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 McClain County Election Board is located at 121 Second Avenue in Purcell and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact the election board at (405) 527-3121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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