Grant County Oklahoma

County News & Announcments 2020

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

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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.