Today is the final day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the special election Sept. 10. The election has been called for the renewal of a ¼-cent sales tax that will benefit the Ardmore Development Authority.

Persons that 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 for it to be postmarked no later than midnight.

Applications postmarked after that time will be accepted and processed, but the applications will not be approved until after Sept. 10.

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 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 106 Hinkle Street in Ardmore. They can also be found at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries. Applications are also available online at