By Joey McWilliams
DURANT – The Bryan County Election Board has announced that Friday, Mar. 9 is the final day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming special elections.
Those elections include the Colbert I-4 and Rock Creek I-2 special elections on Tuesday, Apr. 3.
Election Board Secretary Kim Norris said those who aren’t 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 on Friday.
Those who may apply to become registered voters must be United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old.
“Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but not until after Apr. 3,” Norris said.
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,” Norris said.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board Office located at 402 W. Evergreen (Bryan County Courthouse), and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov