Time to register for Yarbrough's Special School Election

A special school election will be held for the board of education in the Yarbrough School District and Friday, April 21, 2006 is the last day to apply for voter registration.

Election Board Secretary Vicki Turner said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma and at least 18 years of age may apply to become registered voters.

Persons who have never registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons registered but need to change their registration information may apply to register or change their name or address by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Form in time to be postmarked before midnight Thursday, April 20.

Applications postmarked after that time and date will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after the May 9 election.

The county election board will respond in writing to each person who submits an application for registration. The response will be either a voter's identification card listing the new voter's precinct number and polling place location or a letter explaining the reason(s) the application was not approved. Any registrant not receiving a response within 30 days should contact the election board.

Voter registration forms are available at the Cimarron County Election Board office in the courthouse basement, on its door, or in the tag office.

May 9, is election day

Polls will be open in Keyes, at the High School, on May 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the school board election for the Yarbrough School District .

Vicki Turner, the secretary of the Cimarron County Election Board explained that a proper marking of the ballot, a filled in arrow, will be illustrated at each polling place and in the voting booth.

Turner added that if mistakes are made to a ballot, corrections should not be attempted; instead, the spoiled ballot should be returned to the precinct officials where it can be destroyed, and a new ballot issued.

Each voter should have their voter identification card with them at the polls so that the voter's name will be more quickly found in the voter's registry, or to resolve any problems if he or she is not listed in the registry.

Voters whose names are not found in the registry or those who disagree with the information listed may have to cast a provisional ballot which will be sealed in an envelope and counted after election day when the information can be verified.

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