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Changes In Polling Locations

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Polling Locations To Close

NEWKIRK — Kay County Election Board officials want to make voters aware of some important dates and changes concerning the upcoming February school and municipal elections including changes to three polling places.

First, the polling place for Precinct 507 has been changed.

Voters can no longer vote at First Church of God, 1101 West Grand in Ponca City, because the building is up for sale and will no longer be the home to church members. Those who vote there will now vote at the Ponca City Senior Center, 319 West Grand.

Also closing is Precinct Number 401 used for Shidler elections and Precinct Number 409 used in Newkirk.

State law allows a school district to close a precinct polling place for an election if the entire precinct is not contained within the district’s boundaries and if there are fewer than 100 registered voters in that part of the precinct that is inside the school district.

Cheryl Howard, Kay County Election Board secretary, said there are approximately four voters registered in that part of the precinct that is inside the Shidler School District.

Voters who are registered in Precinct Number 401 located in the Shidler School District will receive an application for absentee ballot from the Election Board.

“Any registered voter in Precinct Number 401 who believes that he or she may reside in the Shidler School District and who has not yet received an absentee ballot application from the election board should contact the office immediately,” said Howard.

Howard said Newkirk School District officials determined that no one lives in Precinct 409 therefore closing the site is cost effective.

Jan. 20 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 14, Ponca City Municipal Election and the Annual School Elections in Blackwell, Kildare, and Newkirk School Districts.

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, Jan. 20.

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

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the Election Board office located at 201 South Main Street, Newkirk, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county or can be downloaded at www.elections.ok.gov.

For more information call 580-362-2130.