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Voter registration deadline is today

February 24, 2014

Today is the last day to apply for voter registration to be eligible to vote in the June 24 primary election, according to Bryan County Election Board Secretary Linda Fahrendorf.

United States citizens and Oklahoma residents who are at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

People who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and those who are registered but 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 today.

Fahrendorf said applicants also can place the forms in the election board’s drop box. She wanted to note that the office is now located at the south entrance of the courthouse at 402 W. Evergreen St. in Durant. The drop box is the second window to the right of the entrance.

Fahrendorf explained that applications postmarked and/or dated after today still will be accepted and processed, although the applications will not be approved until after the June 24 primary.

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, or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. Fahrendorf said that any person who has submitted an application and has not received a response within 30 days should contact the office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the office located at 402 W. Evergreen St., and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications also are available at www.elections.ok.gov, and voters can check their registration status by following the links from that home page.