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Friday deadline to register for November election

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Friday, Oct. 12 is the deadline for Oklahoma voters to register to vote in the Nov.6 election. [The Oklahoman archives]
Friday, Oct. 12 is the deadline for Oklahoma voters to register to vote in the Nov.6 election. [The Oklahoman archives]

Oklahomans have until Friday to register for the Nov. 6 election.

Registration forms are available at county election boards, tag agencies, post offices, libraries and other public locations.

Voters must deliver their voter registration forms either in person or by mail and have them postmarked before the deadline, said Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax. Registration also includes updates to a voters' information, like their address or party affiliation.

"It's critical that people confirm their voter registration information and make any necessary changes before the deadline," Ziriax said. "Elections are our chance as voters to have a say in our government, and that starts by making sure you are registered to vote."

Current voters also can bypass the paper form to update their information online at elections.ok.gov. Address changes to a new county, name changes and new voter registrations, however, will still require a completed paper form.

Within a few years, Oklahomans will be able to file new voter registrations online, but those plans have been delayed while the Department of Public Safety makes changes to its computer systems.

Candidates for the general election include all five U.S. House of Representatives seats, along with governor, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices. Many state legislative seats are up for grabs in November. Voters also will decide local races and five state questions, including ones on optometrist services and public schools' use of property tax revenue.

Dale Denwalt

Dale Denwalt has closely followed state policy and politics since his first internship as an Oklahoma Capitol reporter in 2006. He graduated from Northeastern State University in his hometown... Read more ›

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