Deadline for runoff registration approaches

Vote2016a(Oklahoma City) – The deadline to register for the Aug. 23 State Runoff Primary Election is fast approaching, Oklahoma State Election Board Assistant Secretary Pam Slater said Thursday.

Voters have until Friday, July 29 to register to vote, change their address or update other registration information before the Statewide Primary. Party affiliation changes will not be processed until after the Runoff.

Voter registration forms, used to change any registration information, can be downloaded from the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website at http://elections.ok.gov. They are also available at county election boards, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and some other public locations.

VoterVoters must either register in person or mail their registration forms and have them postmarked before the deadline.

The State Runoff Primary Election will allow voters to pick the nominees for various federal, state and county offices for November’s General Election. Any party nominations that were not decided in the June State Primary because no candidate received a majority of the votes will be on the Runoff ballot.

Sample ballots can be viewed using the Online Voter Tool on the State Election Board’s website at http://elections.ok.gov. Voters can also use the tool to check their party affiliation, polling place and other registration information and track absentee ballots.

TulsaVoteSmartDemocrats and Libertarians have chosen to allow Independents to vote in their primaries and runoff primaries in 2016 and 2017, however there are no Libertarian runoffs on the ballot this year. Independents cannot vote in Republican primaries.

Independent voters who want to vote a Democratic ballot will be able to request one at their polling location or by indicating they would like to receive such ballots via mail when they make an absentee ballot request.