Voter registration deadline approaches for SRC election

The Shawnee News-Star

Friday, April 16, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the May 11 South Rock Creek C-32, School Bond, County Election Board Secretary Jeannie Stover said recently.

Stover 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, April 16. Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted, but will not be processed until after the May 11 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. Stover said those who do not receive a response within 30 days of submitting their application should contact the county election board office immediately.

The Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County from a different county or state will need to complete a new voter registration application in order to be eligible for elections in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County Election Board is located at 14101 Acme Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays until April 16. The election board will be moving into new offices on April 19 at 330 N. Broadway, Shawnee. For questions, please contact the election board at 405-273-8376 or pottawatomiecounty@elections.ok.gov.