July 30 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the RUN-OFF PRIMARY AND ADA MUNICIPAL SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD AUGUST 24, 2010, the Pontotoc County Election Board Secretary, Marilyn McDaniel said Thursday.

McDaniel said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply to register or to change name or address by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than JULY 30, 2010.

McDaniel said that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after AUGUST 24, 2010. 

The County Election Board will respond in writing to each person who submits an application for voter registration.  The response will be either a Voter Identification Card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved. McDaniel said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office at 332-4534.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the Election Board Office, located at 131 W 13th St., across the street from the Pontotoc County Courthouse, and at all Post Offices tag agencies and public libraries in the county.  McDaniel said that applications also are available on the internet at www.elections.ok.gov.

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