Friday, June 1, is the last day for residents to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 26 primary and city of Shawnee general elections, Pottawatomie County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover said.
She said those who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Those who aren’t already 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, June 1 so they can vote June 26.
The State Primary Election on June 26 will allow voters to pick the nominees for various federal, state and county offices for November’s General Election.
State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana, is also on the Statewide Primary ballot June 26.
In primary races with more than two candidates where no one receives a majority of the votes, runoffs will be held Aug. 28.
Stover said applications postmarked after the June 1 deadline will still be accepted and processed, but not until after June 26.
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. Stover said 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 County Election Board office located at 14101 Acme Road, Shawnee, and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov.
Registered voters can check their party affiliation, polling place and other registration information, as well as view a sample ballot and track absentee ballots by using the Online Voter Tool on the State Election Board’s website. It can be accessed at http://elections.ok.gov.