Early voting ends today for school elections, bonds

Garfield County Election Board

ENID, Okla. — The deadline to register to vote, or update your voter registration, for Oklahoma’s presidential primary election is Friday, but State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax is urging all voters to verify their registration.

Voters who have moved to a new county, or need to register for the first time, can download an application at elections.ok.gov. Applications also are available at all county election boards, most tag agencies, post offices and libraries.

“Even if you’re already registered to vote, it’s important to make sure your registration is up-to-date and that you know where your polling place is," Ziriax said. "You can find your polling place, change your party affiliation, make limited address changes and request an absentee ballot all in one location using our OK Voter Portal.”

The OK Voter Portal can be found on the State Election Board website at https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html. Online changes must be submitted no later than Friday.

Voter registration applications must be received by the election board or postmarked no later than midnight Friday. You also an submit your completed application to any tag agency that issues driver’s licenses or state IDs.

Registration is open to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years old and residents of Oklahoma.

The election board in your county will respond in writing to everyone who submits a voter registration application. 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 reasons the application was denied. Anyone who submitted a voter registration application and hasn't received a response within 30 days should contact their election board office.

The presidential primary is March 3.

For information about registering to vote or updating your registration, individuals can contact their county election boards or the state election board at (405) 522-6624.

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