Don’t forget to register to vote – OPEA can help!

It’s your patriotic duty as an American and the time is coming yet again to perform that duty.

That’s right, it’s time to vote! And if you haven’t yet registered to vote or have moved to a new area and need to update your registration, OPEA wants to make the process as easy and convenient for you as possible.

Now through Oct. 11th at Noon, you can come by the OPEA offices at 13 NE 28th Street (just east of Santa Fe Ave.) and register to vote. We have plenty of registration forms, so all you need to do is swing by. Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

And after you register, give the form to us and we will drop it off at the state election board. That will keep the process simple and easy for you and will get you all registered to vote! We at OPEA think it’s very important to stand up and make your voice heard, which is why we’re ready to help with your registration. As a non-partisan organization, we’re not here to tell you which way to vote – only help you be able to vote. The 2012 election is very important and this year’s ballot will have many things to vote on, including president, state House and Senate races, state questions and more.

So please come by the office today and register if you need to do so!

Also, there is some important information for you regarding voting, which is included below:

The election is Tues., Nov. 6th
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’d like to beat the rush, early voting starts Fri., Nov. 2nd at 8 a.m. and runs to 6 p.m. as well as on Sat., Nov. 3rd (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Mon., Nov. 5th (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at your county election board location. Oklahoma Co. residents, for example, would vote early at the location at 4021 N. Lincoln Blvd.
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING AN ID TO VOTE! Oklahoma state law requires you to have a government-issued photo ID to vote (federal government ID, state ID or tribal ID). The proof of identity you bring will need to have your name, your photo and an expiration date after the election. Also, your name must match your name on the precinct registry rolls. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, a state ID card, passport or military identification. Also, your voter ID card is an acceptable proof of identity, even though it doesn’t have a photo.
If you go to the polls without ID, or refuse to submit an ID, you will only be allowed to vote via provisional ballot.

So that’s what you need to know. Come by today and prepare yourself to vote this year! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (405) 524-6764.

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