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Election Board encourages new voter registration

Ponca City Now - January 24, 2019 10:35 am

OKLAHOMA CITY – With the start of a new year, the State Election Board is encouraging Oklahomans everywhere to make a resolution to get registered to vote.

“Whether you just turned 18 or have been eligible to vote for years, now is the time to take an active role in electing our government representatives,” said Paul Ziriax, Secretary of the State Election Board. “2020 is an important election year, but there are also many important local elections in 2019. It has never been easier to register to vote, so why wait? Just download an application from the State Election Board website and drop it in the mail, or register in person at your county election board or local tag agency.”

To qualify as a voter, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Oklahoma, at least 18 years or older and must complete a voter registration application.

Registered voters can go to the State Election Board website to sign up to receive a text message or e-mail when an election is scheduled in their county. Voters can also go online and apply to receive absentee ballots for one election or for the entire year – no excuse is needed. Applying for an absentee ballot ensures a voter never misses a chance to exercise the right to vote.

To get a voter registration application or learn more about voter registration in Oklahoma, visit the State Election Board website at http://elections.ok.gov.

“We saw much improved voter turnout in 2018, and I want to see this increased enthusiasm continue through 2019 and into 2020. Let’s get registered and go vote Oklahoma!” Ziriax said.

 

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