The Norman Transcript

Election Coverage

September 10, 2012

What’s on the ballot

NORMAN — President’s race not the only item of interest in election

With political pundits bantering the names of presidential candidates, it’s easy to forget that the November General Election Ballot carries several local races and issues. Local representatives and county officials make decisions daily that directly affect Oklahomans and Cleveland County residents.

In addition, the ballot will give voters a chance to give their opinions on six state questions. In the coming weeks, The Transcript will provide detailed information on each of the candidates and the state questions.

Residents still can register to vote. The last day for registration to vote in the November general election is Oct. 12.

Voters who are already registered should make sure they have proper identification. A voter registration card serves as ID, or a voter may use other government-approved identification such as a current, valid driver’s license with a photo. The name on the ID should match the name on the voter registration rolls.

During the weeks approaching the election, residents have a chance to update voter registration with any applicable name or address changes.

To make changes to voter registration, send in a new voter registration application to the Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E. Robinson St., Suite 200, Norman, OK 73071. Forms can be downloaded on the Cleveland County Election Board website, www.clevelandcountyelectionboard.com.

People can also stop by the election board office in Norman.

Registration forms also are available online. Voter registration applications also are available at the Cleveland County Election Board, post offices, tag agencies and the Norman Public Library.

People also can change party affiliations at this time. During the primary and runoff season, change of political party was prohibited. As of Sept. 1, voters could, again, change party affiliation if desired. Other registration changes can be made at any time.

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