ADA — Friday, Oct. 13, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held Nov. 7, 2006, the Pontotoc County Election Board recently announced.

The Election Board personnel 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, address or political affiliation by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than Oct. 13, 2006.

Applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the application will not be approved until after Nov. 7.

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. 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 (580) 332-4534.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the Election Board Office, located in Room 202, 2nd floor of the Pontotoc County Courthouse, and at all Post Offices and Public Libraries in the county. Applications are also available in the following locations is Pontotoc county:

Ada Tag Agency, Allen Tag Agency, Roff Tag Agency, Stonewall Tag Agency, Department of Human Services, Department Rehabilitation Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Department of Health and the Chickasaw Nutrition Center.

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