Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that one of the new changes to the charter is adding health care benefits for city commissioners. This is not a new change, commission members have had healthcare for more than 20 years. The Ardmoreite regrets this error. 

Voters who wish to participate in the city of Ardmore’s Sept. 12 special election to amend the city charter need to register soon.
The deadline for voter registration is Friday.
On Sept. 12 registered voters will be asked to approve updates to the City’s charter language and implement several new policies. One such change includes not holding a primary election during the city council election-- something cities in our area have been doing for years. 
Those who aren’t registered, or need to change their registration, may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter registration application form in time for it to be postmarked before midnight on Friday.
The Carter County Election Board said anything postmarked after that day will still be processed, but not in time to vote in Friday’s special election.
The election board responds to every application via a written notice. If you don’t receive confirmation, or denial of your application, within 30 days contact the County Election Board office. Voter registration forms are available at the County Election Board office, 106 Hinkle Street, and at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county. Applications are also available online at
The county will have two additional elections later this fall. Citizens will be asked to vote on renewing the sales tax to fund county schools and road work. Citizens will also be asked to vote on  Ardmore City Schools’ proposed $50.8 million bond issue for the purchase of new buses, construction of a performing arts center, and necessary upgrades to deteriorating school buildings.