Claremore Daily Progress

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May 29, 2014

Voter registration deadline approaches

CLAREMORE —

Potential voters have one more day to submit their registration to the Rogers County Election Board.
The election board has sponsored the registration drive during the months of April and May, according to Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody.
Friday is the last day to register to vote before the June 24 Primary Election. 
“We had 183 new registrations in April, which is about 100 more than previous years for the same month,” Dermody said.
“The big thing is to make sure the citizens of Rogers County are registered so they can take part in the voting process,” Dermody said. “Our job is to raise awareness.”
Although the numbers for May are not in, Dermody anticipates it will exceed the 111 new registrations from last year.
There are several new community groups and businesses that have participated in the drive, according to Dermody.
“We have tried to increase the ease of access for the community,” Dermody said.
Another interesting change this year relates to a continuing trend in affiliation changes, according to Dermody. 
“We had 106 requests in March, 57 in February and 19 in January,” Dermody said.
Most of the requests are for voters wanting to change their party to the Republican Party. Of those request, 52 were made in April; but, they will not go into effect until Sept. 1 after the primary election, according to Dermody.
In preparation for the upcoming June 24 Primary Election, Dermody is still looking for volunteers to work at precinct locations.
“Our precinct workers are an essential part of our political process,” Dermody said. “Without their participation,  we can not run elections the way they should be run.”
Dermody said her need is specific she is requesting registered Democrats contact her for more information about becoming a volunteer.
Voters can find the latest information on our website www.rogerscountyelectionboard.org or at www.facebook/voterinfo.com, Dermody said.
To sign up to volunteer or to get more information about voter registration contact the Rogers County Election Board at (918) 341-2965.

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