Textin’ elections

Textin’ elections
(Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer) Muscogee (Creek) voters can text @mcnelect to 81010 to receive election updates.

Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer

MCN Election Office rolls out text updates

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Office is banking on technology to help improve voter awareness and participation in MCN elections.

Text message updates and reminders at election time will now be offered for mobile devices.

Election Office Manager Nelson Harjo Jr. explained that it is a great way to increase the timeliness and volume of information voters receive, but also reaches out to a demographic his office is targeting to get more involved in the MCN election process.

“One of the things we’re always looking for is more outlets to disperse information to citizens and voters,” Harjo said. “A lot of the younger generation, this is their main form of communication. We feel this is an excellent way to keep them informed and stay out in front, and looking for events that we have set up.”

Harjo explained that once citizens text the provided number with the message, they will be set up to receive automatic text updates from the Election Office with material as it is released.

MCN voters can get information on everything from polling places and voting booth hours to registration deadlines by texting “@mcnelect” to: 81010 or 203-583-3294.

According to Harjo, all 2019 MCN election dates will be released soon to devices that are on the system.

Standard text message rates apply depending on your mobile service provider. For questions or assistance, call: 918-732-7631.

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