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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Observercast

Observercast Episode 34: Let The People Vote

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Oklahoma voter participation is historically lackluster. We’re lucky if 65% of those registered turnout for the highest profile election – for president. The coronavirus pandemic has created even more hurdles for those who want to exercise their civic duty. In Observercast Episode 34: Let The People Vote, House Democratic Leader Emily Virgin joins us to discuss her interim study that will explore ways to modernize registration and voting and increase turnout.

Important Note: Since our conversation with Rep. Virgin, Gov. Kevin Stitt decided to extend the state’s pandemic-related state of emergency. That means general election absentee ballots do not need to be notarized to be counted – so long as the voter attaches a photocopy of a state-issued ID.

Further, with COVID-19 making in-person voting risky, we want to remind you the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 27. However, mail-in voters are urged to return their ballot as quickly as possible because of ongoing issues with the U.S. Postal Service. Visit https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html to request an absentee ballot now.

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Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
Exceptional reporting about goings on in my home state as well as informative opinion pieces that makes people think about issues of the day...........get a SUBSCRIPTION FOLKS!!!!!!!
Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
The Observer carries on the "give 'em hell" tradition of its founder, the late Frosty Troy. I read it from cover to cover. A progressive wouldn't be able to live in a red state without it.