Deadline for voter registration fast approaching

Thursday, 06 August 2009
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 is the last day to apply for voter registration for voters in the City of Tulsa to be eligible to vote in the City of Tulsa Primary Election to be held September 8, 2009.

Independent voters who wish to participate in the City of Tulsa Primary, or Democrat or Republican voters who want to make a political affiliation change must change their voter registration to either Democrat to participate in the Democratic Primary, or Republican to participate in the Republican Primary, and must do so prior to August 14, 2009, said Patty Bryant, Secretary of the Tulsa County Election Board.

She urged voters with questions about their eligibility or about the location of their polling place to contact the Tulsa County Election Board office at 596-5787 before the deadline for making changes to voter registration.

Bryant 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 by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Friday, August 14, 2009.   

Bryant said that applications postmarked after August 14th still will be accepted and processed, but the application will not be approved nor will the voter be eligible to vote until after the September 8th Primary Election.

The County Election Board will respond in writing to each person who submits an application for voter registration.  The response is 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.  Bryant 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.
Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 555 North Denver Avenue, in Tulsa, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
UNTIL 6:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 14, 2009.

Bryant said that applications are also available at most post offices, most public libraries, and all tag agencies, and are also available on the Internet at  However, applications found on the Internet must be downloaded, printed, filled out, signed and mailed or hand delivered to the Tulsa County Election Board or Oklahoma State Election Board.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 August 2009 )