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Who is eligible to vote in election?

Published: March 4, 2008
Upon further review, your water bill isn't the best way to determine whether you are eligible to vote in today's Ford Center sales tax election.

Oklahoma City officials and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber said recently those who get a water bill from the city are residents and eligible to vote. The city's Web site also listed a water bill as a way to tell whether you can vote, and it was reported in weekend editions of The Oklahoman.

But a spokeswoman from the city water department said Monday some residents of The Village and Warr Acres may get Oklahoma City water bills even though they are not in city limits. Oklahoma City provides water for residents in those cities.

City officials said they want to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote knows they can go to the polls today. Some people who are within city limits may have a mailing address in Edmond, Yukon or another city and may not be in the Oklahoma City School District but still within the city's limits.

If you aren't sure whether you are an Oklahoma City resident, you can call the Oklahoma County Election Board at 713-1515 to check. Election board Secretary Doug Sanderson said voters can also show up at their polling location today and check with precinct volunteers.

Staff Writer Bryan Dean


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