Who is eligible?
Any beef producer, regardless of age, is eligible to vote in the election and referendum if the producer would be required under the referendum to pay the state assessment. For purposes of this referendum, a producer may be either an individual or a legal business entity.
If I vote in person, should I go to the county extension office where my cattle are located or where I live?
Eligible producers may vote at any Oklahoma County Extension office, regardless of where your cattle are located or where you live.
I don’t live in Oklahoma, but own and/or sell cattle in Oklahoma, can I vote?
Yes, any beef producer, who would be required under the referendum to pay the state assessment is eligible to vote. Out-of-state producers can vote at any Oklahoma County Extension office on November 1, 2017, or by requesting a ballot by mail from the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Ballot Committee. Mail-in ballots must be requested between October 2-20, 2017, by calling 405-235-4391. Mail-in ballot requests must be made before midnight, Friday, October 20, 2017. Completed mail-in ballots must be returned directly to the Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Ballot Committee, postmarked by October 27, 2017.
Voting Period and Locations
On November 1, 2017, eligible Oklahoma beef producers will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed state beef checkoff at any Oklahoma county extension office during each office’s normal business hours. Mail-in ballots are also available from October 2-20, 2017 by calling and requesting at 405-235-4391 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail-in ballot requests must be made before midnight, Friday, October 20, 2017. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by October 27, 2017; otherwise, they will be invalid.