Rogers Co. Election Board Open Until Midnight To Register Voters
CLAREMORE, Oklahoma - Today is the last day to register to vote for next month's General Election, and Rogers County's Election Board is staying open late to get voters signed up.
The election board says they thought about how the US Post Office stays open late on tax day, so they are doing the same thing to get people registered to vote.
People can go to the election board office located at 415 West 1st Street in Claremore to register or change their registration. They open at 8 a.m. and will stay open until midnight.
The election board describes this as a unique opportunity, but say they want to get as many people involved and engaged in the political process.
Election officials statewide say more people are getting registered by the day. In Tulsa County, the election board says it has added 12,000 new voters so far this year.
Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said they've signed up nearly 4,000 voters since January but the last day to register is always the busiest day.
That's why the board office is staying open until midnight.
Dermody said voting is an important role in our world and she does not want anyone to have an excuse as to why they were not able to sign up.
"You know, I just have a passion about this. I want to make sure everybody is engaged, that they have every opportunity to be engaged," she said.
Rogers County voters can sign up to get alerts about upcoming elections.