The Edmond Sun

March 5, 2013

Voter registration deadline set for Friday


Special to The Sun

GUTHRIE — Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 2, Regular Municipal General Election and Annual School Runoff Election, Logan County Election Board Secretary Erin Dorio said.

Dorio said that persons who are U.S. citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Persons 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.

Dorio said that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after April 2.

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. Dorio 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 County Election Board offices and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Dorio said that applications also are available on the Internet at www.elections.ok.gov.