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Oklahoma City Thunder launches voting initiative to get Oklahomans to the polls

Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 17:00:18-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder is launching a voting initiative to encourage Oklahomans to head to the polls in November.

Thunder Vote is a program that emphasizes voter registration, education, turnout and access to voting resources, according to an official news release.

Voting is an absolute cornerstone of our democracy and the Thunder is proud to help spread the message of the importance of registering and voting. Thunder Vote provides citizens with information and resources to help them be fully registered and educated voters. This is a non-partisan initiative to ensure that all eligible citizens in our community have the access and support they need to register, vote and have their voices heard in all federal, state and local elections. This has become a permanent priority of the Thunder organization.
Christine Berney, Thunder vice president of community relations

The Thunder is set to hold voter registration drives inside Chesapeake Energy Arena every Saturday from Sept.12 - Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ahead of the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

The event will provide the public access to computers, printers, postage-paid envelopes and other resources for them to register to vote and, if they would like, apply for an absentee ballot, which would be mailed to them, the release said.

The Thunder corporate offices at the arena will also make voter registration and other voting information available during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., beginning Sept. 14.

For more information about registration forms, absentee voting, sample ballots, polling place locations, early voting opportunities and more, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board's online OK Voter Portal.

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