Friday, Sept. 15, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Oct. 10, Special Election for the City of Ponca City, Peckham School and Shidler School Special Board Elections the Kay County Election Board.
If passed, Peckham School will issue bonds in the sum of $6,875,000 to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites.
In Osage County, if passed, Shidler School will issue bonds in the sum of $17,290,000 to provide funds to be issued in series for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites.
Persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Those who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information 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, Sept. 15.
Applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after Oct. 10.
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.
“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,” says Cheryl Howard, Kay County Election Board secretary.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 201 S. Main Street, Newkirk and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications are also available at www.elections.ok.gov.