Stillwater News Press

October 16, 2013

Registration deadline to vote Friday

By Nick Woodruff
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — If Stillwater residents want to participate in the Nov. 12 election, they must register to vote no later than Friday.

The city of Stillwater will be asking residents to decide whether or not to make improvements to the quality of life. The projects require $27.5 million in additional funding that will be repaid through municipal bonds. Voters also will replace a one-half percent sales tax designated for designated road projects with a one percent sales tax designated for transportation projects.

There are three propositions on the ballot in November’s election.

The first proposition will create a youth sports complex and an amphitheater and a boardwalk at Boomer Lake Park.

Proposition two is public safety package, which builds a new fire station, adds more cars to the city's police fleet and helps improve the safety communication's system.

The last proposition will improve all types of public transportation.

Payne County Election Board Chief Clerk Valerie Bryant said these decisions often come down to a few votes. If people want to have a voice in the November election, they must first register to vote no later than Friday, Bryant said.

Bryant said people can pick up voter registration forms at a tag agency, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater post office and Payne County Election Board. She said a person can also download the form from the county’s website,

The form must be postmarked no later than Oct. 18, and Bryant said a person may even slide the completed form under the election board’s door if necessary.

The Election Board is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays.