Campaigns and elections: The Tulsa County Democratic Party is organizing a series of notary events — times and places at which mail-in absentee ballots may notarized.

Dates and locations are to be determined, but the organization is asking for volunteer notaries and providers of supplies such as wipes, face masks and sanitizer.

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Friday is the final day to register to vote in the June 30 election.

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Randy has been with the Tulsa World since 1979. He is a native of Hinton, Okla., and graduate of Oklahoma State University. Krehbiel primarily covers government and politics. Phone: 918-581-8365

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