Voter deadlines and precinct changes

February 3, 2020 | Headlines

NEWKIRK — Friday, Feb. 7, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the March 3, Presidential Preferential Election in Kay County. 

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, Feb. 7. 

Applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after March 3.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every 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.  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.

• Feb. 7 is the last day for voters who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Tonkawa Municipal Special Election, or the Newkirk School District I-125 Special Bond.

Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

• The polling place for Precinct 411/407 has been changed. Voters in the precinct formerly voted at the Baptist Church in Kildare. Beginning with the Feb. 11, election scheduled on Feb.11 the polling place for Precinct 407 and 411 will be returning to Kildare School, 1265 Church Street, Kildare Oklahoma. 

• The polling place for Precinct 535 has been changed. Voters in the precinct formerly voted at 1st Assembly of God, 2313 East Prospect Ave., Ponca City.  Beginning with the March 3, Presidential Preferential Election scheduled on March 3, the polling place for Precinct 535 will be at Via Christi Village, 1601 Academy, Ponca City.

Contact the Election Board, located at 201 S. Main St. basement of Kay County Courthouse in Newkirk, 580-362-2130. for more information.