Oklahomans are in the last week to register to vote in the state's Feb. 5 presidential primary.

Residents must register by Jan. 11 as Oklahoma is one of the first states to vote in the primary process. 

“In the next few days, Oklahomans must decide whether they want a say in this country's future,” said Kris Rush, director of The Oklahoma Prosperity Project. “Primary races can be as important as the general election and this is shaping up to be one of those years.”

In November, during the general election, voters will choose candidates for state and federal office. Rush said those elected will affect Oklahoma's economy for years to come.

Oklahomans who have moved or changed their name since the last election must re-register.

To obtain a voter registration application, visit www.okprosperity.com and click on “Register to Vote.” Print the application, fill it in and mail it to the State Election Board no later than Jan. 11.  For those interested in having a voter registration drive, www.okprosperity.com provides free voter registrations materials, including posters and voter registration forms.

The Prosperity Project is a nonpartisan election education service sponsored by more than 1,000 leading Oklahoma businesses, The State Chamber of Oklahoma and 80 local chambers of commerce and trade associations.  It does not endorse candidates.

 The project assists Oklahomans to register to vote, learn about the candidates and issues that affect Oklahoma's economy and workforce, and vote on Election Day.

 For more information, visit www.okprosperity.com.