Month: May 2022

Civic Engagement Training Opportunity

The National Issues Forums Institute is hosting an online introduction forum to the creation and use of historic decisions issue guides Tuesday, June 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. over Zoom. This forum will teach participants the process of framing and deliberating forums over historic decisions, and will feature insights from experienced educators all across the country who have partnered with organizations such as the Kettering Foundation.

Facilitators include Mark Wilson, director of the Caroline Marshal Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Auburn  University, and Cristin Brawner, community engagement consultant and associate of the Kettering Foundation.

To register to attend the forum on the National Issues Forums website, click here.

To learn more about the historic decisions initiative, click here to read “Historic Decisions: Looking Deliberatively at the Past” by Joni Doherty, Connections 2020.

For examples of historic decisions issue guides, click here.

For information on deliberative forums, click here.

June 28th Election Updates

The sample ballots for the June 28th primary and special elections have just been released! To view the sample ballot for your county, log in here at the Oklahoma state election board’s website, and scroll down to the “upcoming elections and sample ballots” tab.

In addition, absentee ballots are available for this election, and can be requested here on the “voter services” tab. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is June 13th at 5:00 PM. If you wish to learn more about absentee voting, you can do so here at the Oklahoma state election board’s website.

Verify Voter Registration Before June 28th Primaries

With the June 28th state primary elections coming up, now is the perfect time to verify your voter registration! You can verify your registration using the OK Voter Portal here at this link.

If you’ve moved to a new county or need to make changes to your voter registration, information can be found at the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website here.

If you need to register to vote for the first time, you can do so here. The registration deadline for this primary is June 3rd, so be sure to have all documents complete and submitted before then so you can participate in the June 28th elections.