Grant County Oklahoma

DATE:    Monday, November 23, 2020    TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting.

Courthouse Closure Due to COVID-19

The Grant County Courthouse is closed to the public from 11-17-20 through 11-20-20 due to several persons testing positive for COVID-19 within the building.    Offices requiring essential workers will be available by phone, fax or email during regular business hours.    

The Courthouse will be closed for business from 11-23-20 through 11-27-20.   Offices will be open for business on 11-30-20 with normal business hours.  

Voting in Grant County

ATTENTION VOTERS:
DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE VOTING LOCATION WILL NOT BE CHANGED IN WAKITA.
It will remain at the Wakita Senior Citizens.

EARLY VOTING WILL ALSO REMAIN AT THE COURTHOUSE, SET UP IN THE FOYER AT THE NORTH ENTERANCE.

DRIVE THROUGH VOTING WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN THE NORTH PARKING LOT AT THE COURTHOUSE.

Tuesday's Election: All the information you need.

DATE:    Monday, October 19, 2020    TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting.

ATTENTION VOTERS: DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE VOTING LOCATION WILL NOT BE CHANGED IN WAKITA.

It will be at the regular place at the Wakita Senior Citizens.
Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Nears

A week remains for registered voters in Grant County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the November 3, 2020 General Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election board no later than Tuesday October 27, 2020, to be processed in time for the election. The Grant County Election Board Office will be open that day 8:00am to 5:00 pm.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may sent their applications by mail, fax, or email. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov. Any registered voter eligible may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Rapp said, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstances. MORE

In Observance of Columbus Day, Grant County Offices and District Shops will be closed Monday, October 12, 2020
All offices will reopen Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
with regularly scheduled hours.

Absentee Ballot & Early In Person Voting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday October 7, 2020
CONTACT Robyn Rapp, (580) 395-2862
Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the November 3, 2020 General Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Tuesday October 27, 2020 Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

There will be early voting at the Grant County Courthouse on Thursday and Friday October 29th and 30th from 8am – 6pm. Early voting will continue Saturday October 31st from 9am – 2pm.  There will be a Covid–19 check point for voters upon coming into the Courthouse. The health and safety of election workers and voters remains foremost on the minds of Grant County election officials. There will be social distancing and safety protocol measures for in-person voting. You will be required to wear a mask unless medically exempt. Plan on allowing time to complete the self- assessment form along with having your temperature checked.
Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov. Our office hours are 8am to 2pm. The forms are also located on 1st floor of the Courthouse, the Grant County Tag Agency and the Post Office.

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Notice of Cancellation

Cancellation of Regular Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners Monday September 28, 2020

Notice of Cancellation

Cancellation of Regular Meeting of Board of County Commissioners. for
Monday October 12, 2020

Interim Study Focuses on State, County, Municipal Governments

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, was the author of an interim study held at the Capitol Tuesday that focused on clearly defining the role of various levels of government from the state to the county and the municipal level.

State Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, facilitated the study as Rep. West was recovering from back surgery. Cleveland County Commissioner Rod Cleveland also helped guide the study.

“COVID-19 has shown us the vital role government plays in our everyday lives, and I wanted to highlight the role county government plays from elections to county courts as well as economic development,” West said. “Our counties provide many essential services that often go unnoticed. Hopefully this study has been beneficial to my fellow members and will be a useful resource in the unique partnership between county and state governments.” 

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DATE:    Monday, September 21, 2020    TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

DATE:    Tuesday, September 8, 2020    TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

In Observance of Labor Day
Grant County Courthouse and District Shops will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020.
All offices will reopen Tuesday, September 8, 2020
with regularly scheduled hours.

PUBLIC NOTICE
In order to protect the health and safety of the public and the County Clerk’s employees, I highly recommend transactions may be conducted by phone, mail, fax or email, when possible.  
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 virus it would be impossible to sanitize the vault area and record books within the vault, after each visit by the public.  Therefore, should you require a record search, the Clerk’s Office will be glad to obtain the records for you or you may search for the document(s) online at www.okcountyrecords.com
Visitors entering the Courthouse will be required to follow the guidelines established by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County under the advisement of Assistant District Attorney, Steven A. Young. Please call ahead to our office to see what our current rules and regulations are.
Thank you for your cooperation as we all work through these unusual times together.

Cindy Pratt
Grant County Clerk

PLEASE Click here for CONTACT INFORMATION

Temparary Closure

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, The Assessor’s office will be closed August 5th through August 7th for in office training as required by the Oklahoma Tax Commission per State Statute 68 section 2816. Thank you for your understanding.

DATE:    Monday, July 27, 2020           TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, July 13, 2020           TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions: Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

In Observance of Independence Day, Grant County will be closing our offices, Friday, July 3rd, 2020. All offices will reopen Monday  July 6th, 2020 with regularly scheduled hours.

Holiday Closures per District:

District 1 will be closed Friday the 3rd of July in observance of Independence Day.

District 2 will be celebrating out of office on Monday, July 6th. It is unsure whether they will be available on Friday, but feel free to call the District @ (580) 395-2859.

District 3 will be closed on Thursday the 2nd and Friday the 3rd, but will return on Monday with regularly scheduled hours. 

PUBLIC NOTICE
In accordance with Title 62 O.S. §310.4
All persons having indebtedness or claim against GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA are notified that all invoices and documentation pertaining to said purchase orders or contracts must be recorded in the office of the Grant County Clerk on or before September 30, 2020 covering all debts now unpaid and incurred during the period beginning on July 1, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2020, or said account shall be void and forever barred.
Dated this 1st day of July 2020                       /s/ Cindy Pratt, Grant County Clerk

DATE:    Tuesday, June 30, 2020           TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, June 22, 2020           TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

UPDATE The Grant County Courthouse hours have returned to 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

The Board of County Commissioners continues to update the Covid-19 policy and are currently allowing the public to enter the courthouse.

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Nears
A week remains for registered voters in Grant County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the June 30 Primary Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election board no later than Tuesday, June 23, to be processed in time for the election.

Absentee voters may apply in person at the County Election Board office or may sent their applications by mail, fax, or email. An online version of the form may be filled out and submitted electronically at www.elections.ok.gov. Any registered voter eligible may vote by absentee ballot without stating a reason, Rapp said, however absentee voters can activate certain special conditions in the following circumstance. More information

Third Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony was Canceled due to the Wind, we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Third Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony
MEDFORD, Oklahoma, June 3, 2020 – Grant County 4-H will be holding the Third Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on June 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Grant County Expo Center. Accommodations will be made for those wishing to practice social distancing and not attend the ceremony in a normal fashion. Attendees will be able to remain in cars if they desire, and the ceremony will be streamed on the Grant County OCES Facebook page live. If you have United States or Oklahoma Flags that need retired please bring them to the Grant County Extension Office or any of the Grant County District Shops. These flags will be collected on Thursday, June 11. If you have addresses for any veterans that would like to join us, the extension office would love to have those addresses to send them an invitation to the event.
Grant County OSU Extension
580-395-2134
112 E Guthrie,
Rm 301
Medford, OK 73759

DATE:    Monday, June 8, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk
DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions: Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 30, 2020 Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Tuesday 23, 2020 Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.
Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov.

More information

Second Notice for the Voter Registration Deadline
Of  June 5, 2020 Wednesday June 5th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30th Primary Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp Said More

DATE:    Monday, June 1, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

Link to Agenda

In Observance of Memorial Day
the Courthouse and District Shops  
will be closed
Monday, May 25, 2020.
All offices will reopen
Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

 

DATE:    Monday, May 18, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from
112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  by County Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

PUBLIC NOTICE
In order to protect the health and safety of the public and the County Clerk’s employees, I highly recommend transactions may be conducted by phone, mail, fax or email, when possible.  
Due to the nature of the COVID-19 virus it would be impossible to sanitize the vault area and record books within the vault, after each visit by the public.  Therefore, should you require a record search, the Clerk’s Office, will be glad to obtain the records for you or you may search for the document(s) online at www.okcountyrecords.com
The Courthouse will reopen to the public by APPOINTMENT ONLY beginning May 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Visitors entering the Courthouse will be required to follow the guidelines established by the Board of County Commissioners of Grant County under the advisement of Assistant District Attorney, Steven A. Young.
Thank you for your cooperation as we all work through these unusual times together.

Cindy Pratt
Grant County Clerk

Please click here for contact information

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 5, 2020

Wednesday June 5th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 30th Primary Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp Said today.

Rapp said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Wednesday, June 5th.
Read the whole Press Release

DATE:    Monday, May 4, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  73759 by Co. Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 
772-330-774
followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, April 27, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  73759 by Co. Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID:  772-330-774 followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, April 20, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  73759 by Co. Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID:  772-330-774 followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

In Observance of The Easter Holiday
the Grant County Courthouse
and District Shops will be closed
Monday, April 13, 2020.
All offices/shops will reopen
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
with regularly scheduled hours.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

DATE:    Tuesday, April 14, 2020               TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Rm 103, Medford, OK  73759 by Co. Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID:  786941363 followed by # sign.  You will then be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
As required by Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes (O.S) §311, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Grant County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, April 6, 2020                        TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Courtroom located on the 2nd floor, Medford, OK  73759 by County Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:

Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID:  772330774 followed by # sign.  You will be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

Click here for detailed agenda

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
As required by Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes (O.S) §311, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Grant County Board of Excise & Equalization Boards will hold a Regular Meeting. 

DATE:    Monday, April 6, 2020                        TIME:  9:00 a.m.
PLACE:  Teleconference (see below) Initiated from 112 E Guthrie St, Courtroom located on the 2nd floor, Medford, OK  73759 by County Clerk

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open Meeting Act SB 661.  To join the meeting please see below instructions:
Call 1-253-215-8782 – you will be prompted for the Meeting ID:  772330774 followed by # sign.  You will be prompted again to enter the # sign.  You have now joined the meeting. 

Click here for detailed agenda

April 1 is Census Day.  Have you filled out your 2020 Census? The Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee has been working to make sure you know why it's important for Grant County that you to complete your census.  This newsletter is coming to your mailbox soon.  Preview and Read more here:

County News & Announcments 2020
ELECTION EMERGENCY IMPACTS APRIL 7 ELECTION IN GRANT COUNTY

An election emergency declaration issued by the State Election Board Secretary on March 18 has impacted elections scheduled for April 7 in Grant County, the County Election Board Secretary had confirmed. The election emergency allowed all entities, including those with statutory school board member elections, to reschedule their April 7 elections to another date allowed by law. The declaration was issued in response to the current COVID-19 health crisis, which has resulted in federal, state, and local restrictions.

County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said the following elections have been postponed and rescheduled for June 30:

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PRESS RELEASE

PUBLIC NOTICE UPDATE
TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC
OF THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE & DISTRICT SHOPS

THE GRANT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, BY RESOLUTIONS AND IN OPEN MEETING APPROVED THE TEMPORARILY CLOSURE OF THE COURTHOUSE & DISTRICT SHOPS TO THE PUBLIC THRU

11:59 p.m. - May 15, 2020

THIS TEMPORARILY CLOSURE IS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC

See complete notice

Emergency Board of Commissioners Meeting

As required by Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes {O.S} §311{A){13}, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Grant County Board of Commissioners will hold an Emergency Meeting.

DATE: Monday, March 30, 2020 PLACE: Teleconference (see below) TIME: 9:00 a.m.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 Pandemic this meeting will be held by public teleconference per the amended Open
Meeting Act SB 661. To join the meeting please see below instructions:
Call 1-253-215-8782 -you will be prompted for the Meeting ID: 773677692 followed by# sign. You will then be prompted again to enter the# sign. You have now joined the meeting.

Link to full agenda

PUBLIC NOTICE
TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC
OF THE GRANT COUNTY COURTHOUSE & DISTRICT SHOPS

GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
THE GRANT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, BY RESOLUTIONS # 2020-76 AND #2020-80, DURING THE OPEN MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON MARCH 23, 2020 APPROVED THE TEMPORARILY CLOSURE OF THE COURTHOUSE & DISTRICT SHOPS TO THE PUBLIC FROM

MARCH 24, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 6, 2020  

THIS TEMPORARILY CLOSURE IS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
AS WE FACE THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC TOGETHER, OUR TOP PRIORITY IS PUBLIC SAFETY.  GRANT COUNTY WILL STRIVE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR CITIZENS AND CUSTOMERS WHILE TEMPORARILY MODIFYING OUR OFFICE PROTOCOL. WE ASK ALL PEOPLE TO REMAIN CALM AND DO THEIR PART TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS GLOBAL VIRUS.  WE ASK CITIZENS TO ADHERE TO THE GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED BY THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) WHICH CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT:   ww.cdc.gov

SHOULD YOU HAVE DOCUMENT NEEDING DELIVERY TO THE COURTHOUSE OR DISTRICT SHOP(S), THE PREFERRED METHODS ARE:   EMAIL, FAX, OR USPS/CARRIER SERVICE

TO CONTACT THE VARIOUS OFFICES AT THE COURTHOUSE CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL NAME/OFFICE AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO THEIR PAGE WITH ALL OF THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION.

County Assessor's Office - Robin Herod

County Commissioner's -Executive Assistant - Dessie Scott

County Clerk's Office - Cindy Pratt

Court Clerk's Office - Deana Kilian

Election Board Office - Robyn Rapp

County Treasurer Office - Penny Huff-Frederick

District 1 Commissioner Office - Max Hess

District 2 Commissioner Office - Cindy Bobbitt

District 3 Commissioner Office - Steve Stinson

District Attorney - Assistant DA - Steven Young

OSU Extension Office - Kateena Roberts

SHOULD YOU NEED TO DELIVER DOCUMENTS DIRECTLY TO THE COURTHOUSE, A LOCKBOX HAS BEEN PLACED INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE VESTIBULE LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE.   THE LOCKBOX WILL BE ACCESSED DURING BUSINESS HOURS, UNDER DUAL CONTROL,  AND A LOG OF RETRIEVED DOCUMENTS WILL BE MAINTAINED IN THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.  THE LOCKBOX WILL BE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC DELIVERY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. & 4:00 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY DURING THIS TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC. 

“I Count” Coloring Contest
Sponsored by Grant County 2020 Census
Complete Count Committee

Grant County elementary students in Pre-K to 3rd Grade were invited to participate in the “I Count” Coloring Contest sponsored by the Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee (CCC).

March 2-6 was focused on Statistics in Schools (SIS) Week, aimed to educate students about the importance of the once-a-decade count.  The Grant County CCC joined the movement by sponsoring an “I Count” coloring contest for the four public schools in Grant County, Deer Creek-Lamont, Medford, Pond Creek-Hunter and Timberlake.  Students in grades Pre-K to 3rd grade were given coloring pages with fun facts about the 2020 Census.  CCC ambassadors judged each grade for each school with 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings.  In all, 375 students took part with all students awarded a ribbon for their participation because everyone is a winner when everyone is counted! Winners Listed


Timberlake Elementary


Pond Creek - Hunter Elementary


Medford Elementary


Deer Creek Lamont Elementary

Notice

FILING PERIOD FOR GRANT COUNTY OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION THIS YEAR: COMMISSIONER DIST 2, COUNTY CLERK, SHERIFF, AND COURT CLERK IS APRIL 8, 9, AND 10.

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT THE GRANT COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE AT (580) 395-2862.  

 State Election Board Secretary Declares ElectionEmergency Authorizes Local Entities to Reschedule April 7 Elections

(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax declared an election emergency today for local elections being held in 74 counties on April 7, 2020.

The election emergency declaration will require County Election Boards to accept resolutions adopted by the governing bodies of school districts, municipalities, technology districts and counties to move their April 7 elections to another date. Regular and statutory elections could be rescheduled on June 30, the next available election date and the date of the State Primary Election. Special elections could be rescheduled for any election date allowed by law. More

State Election Board Secretary Warns Voters of “Fake” Voter Registration Applications

(Oklahoma City) – State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax issued a warning to Oklahomans today to beware of “fake” voter registration applications. Counties around the state have received several invalid voter registration applications, which were generated from a website called Register2Vote.org.

The website allows Oklahomans to complete a so-called “Federal Voter Registration Application” that is not valid in Oklahoma. Under Oklahoma state law, only the National Mail Application and the Oklahoma Voter Registration Application are accepted in this state. More information

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballots Nears

A week remains for registered voters in Grant County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the April 7 Medford School Board of Education Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election board no later than Wednesday, to be processed in time for the election.
More Information . . .

Party Affiliation Changes

Oklahomans who want to change party affiliation, must submit their change no later than march 31. Grant County election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today. Voters may change their party affiliation online use the OK Voter Portal at https://www.ok.gov/elections/ovp/ or by completing a new Voter Registration Application.

Rapp reminds voters that no party changes are allowed between April 1 and August 31 during an even numbered year.

"If we receive your request after March 31, we are required by law to hold that request and process it in September," Rapp said.  More information

Grant County 2020 Census Meeting

Medford, OK – The 2020 Census count is less than one month away.  The Grant County Complete County Committee (CCC) Ambassadors held their monthly meeting March 5 at the Grant County District 2 Shop in Medford. Cindy Bobbitt, Chair, called the meeting to order with members Max Hess, Kathy Morrison, Cindy Pratt, Rose Moyer, Sherri Eulberg and Dessie Scott in attendance. More of the story

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 7 Medford School Board of Education Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.

Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov.

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Voter Registration Deadline is March 13, 2020

Wednesday the 13th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the April 7, Medford School Board of Education Election, Grant County Election Board Secretary, Robyn Rapp said today.

Rapp said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.

Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Wednesday, March 13.

Rapp explained that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed; however, that applications will not be approved until after April 7. More Information

Lead and Copper Testimony before Congress

Washington DC - On February 11, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). Testifying on behalf of NACo, Grant County, Okla. Commissioner and NACo’s Central Region Representative Cindy Bobbitt discussed the county role in providing clean and reliable drinking water to residents.

In her testimony, Commissioner Bobbitt informed members of the subcommittee that county governments are responsible for protecting local air, water and land resources. She stated, “Counties across the country share our federal partners’ concerns and are committed to doing all we can to eliminate lead contamination in all of America’s drinking water systems.” More . . .

 

Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
Meets to Enhance Outreach

Medford, OK – U.S. Census Bureau Patricia Woodward, Partnership Specialist, met with the Grant County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee (CCC) at the Grant County District 2 Shop in Medford on January 21.  This meeting focused on information to educate the CCC leaders about the 2020 Census and their role in the committee to enhance outreach.

The Grant County CCC membership was officially sworn in as “Census Ambassadors” by Woodward and was provided training to lead and operate effectively.  Cindy Bobbitt, Grant County District 2 Commissioner, was recognized as the Chair of the Grant County CCC and her efforts in raising awareness of the census to ultimately increase self-response and participation rates. More

 

In Observance of Presidents’ Day
Grant County Courthouse andDistrict Offices will be closing Monday, February 17, 2020.
All offices will reopen Tuesday, February 18, 2020, with regularly scheduled hours.

Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Grant County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 3 election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, Rapp urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.
Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 112 E. Guthrie, 3rd floor. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed at: www.elections.ok.gov.
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Voter Registration Deadline is February 7, 2020
Wednesday the 7th is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the March 3 Presidential Preferential Primary Election, Election Board Secretary Robyn Rapp said today.
Rapp said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Wednesday February 7.
Rapp explained that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed; however, that applications will not be approved until after March 3.
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Grant County Courthouse and District Offices will be closed Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. We will re-open with regular hours of service on Tuesday. January 21, 2020. Thank you

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Presidential Preferentail Primary is March 3, 2020

Oklahoma's Presidential Preferential Primary election is scheduled for March 3. Here is what you need to know. Please click here to find out what you need to know.

Grant County 2020 Complete Count Committee
To Meet January 21

Grant County needs your help to raise awareness about the 2020 Census and the importance of an accurate count. However, the 2020 Census is more than just a count.  It’s an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of our county, our community, our schools and much more. 

The Grant County Complete Count Committee (CCC) will be hosting their next meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grant County District 2 Shop located at 524 North Front Street in Medford.  Tricia Woodward, 2020 Census Bureau, will join us to provide support and information relevant to Grant County. 

The CCCs are volunteer committees established by local, state and tribal governments and community leaders along with organizations to increase awareness and to motivate residents to responds to the 2020 Census.  CCCs serve as “census ambassador” groups that play an integral part in ensuring a complete and accurate count of the community in the 2020 Census.  Success of the census depends on community involvement at every level.

The Grant County CCC will also be looking at sample leaflets and flyers specific to Grant County to distribute within our county to our schools, businesses, churches, emergency services, government agencies and others.  You are invited to come and be a partner to insure a successful 2020 Census in Grant County.  For more information please contact Grant County Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt at 580-395-2859 or by email at cindybobbitt8950@gmail.com.

Grant County Census
2020 Complete Count Committee

MEDFORD – The countdown to the 2020 Census has begun! Grant County partners are now planning their awareness, education and outreach efforts leading up to the next census to support a complete and accurate count. The Grant County 2020 Complete Count Committee kick-off meeting was held December 19 at the Grant County District 2 Shop in Medford. 

This committee partnership has been formed to help provide accurate information to the people in Grant County about the 2020 Census. Partners include leaders from the county and local city government along with business and community people.

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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Grant County Courthouse will be relocating back to 112 E. Guthrie Street, Medford, OK the week of January 6, 2020 thru January 10, 2020.

All offices will most likely not have access to the internet on January 8, 2020. Therefore, all offics will have limited access to customer records. We appreciate your patience as we relocate back to the Courthouse.

In Observance of New Year’s Day
The Grant County Offices and District Shops will be closed
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

All offices will reopen Thursday, January 2, 2020 with regularly scheduled hours.