The deadline is nearing for Washington County residents wanting to register to vote in the upcoming general and municipal elections to be held Nov. 6.
United States citizens have until Oct. 12 to register, according to Washington County Election Board officials.
Washington County Election Board Secretary Yvonne House said any United States citizens who are residents of Oklahoma and are at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Those who have never been registered to vote or who are registered but need to change their name or address must fill out and mail an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application Form to be postmarked no later than midnight, Oct. 12, in order to be able to vote in the coming election.
Only those living in Bartlesville's Wards 3 and 4 may vote in the city's municipal election. Lee L. Lane III is running against incumbent Tom Gorman for the Bartlesville City Council Ward 3 seat. Former councilor Eddie Mason and Allen Bretz filed for the Ward 4 seat.
Application forms are available all post offices, public libraries and tag agencies and at the county election board office, located at 420 S Johnstone Ave.
The election board will respond to each application by supplying either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter explaining why the application was not approved.
House said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response should contact the election board office at 918-337-2850.
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