Friday, January 16, 2009 is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 10, 2009 Annual School Election and Kansas School Special Election Delaware County Election Board Secretary Dixie Smith said today.

Smith said people who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Citizens 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, January 16, 2009.

Smith said applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after

February 10, 2009.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration.† The response is a Voter Identification Card listing the new voterís precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved.† Smith said any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response with 30 days should contact the County Election Board office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election board office located at 225 South 5th Street in Jay, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county.† Smith said that applications also are available on the Internet at www.elections.state.ok.us.