Information for Election Day November 14; early voting starts Thursday

Information for Election Day November 14; early voting starts Thursday (KTUL)

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, voters will go to the polls for the State Senate District 37 General Election, State House District 76 General Election, City of Bixby Special Utility Franchise election, City of Sand Springs Special Bond election and the City of Tulsa Special Proposition election.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as the election approaches:

  • Early voting will be available at the County Election Board office from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. Early voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. Anyone in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.
  • Anyone who needs to look up their polling place, verify their registration information or view a sample ballot can do so online. The Online Voter Tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board's website. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of their ballot using the Online Voter Tool. Sample ballots are also available at the County Election Board office at 555 North Denver Avenue.
  • Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways to prove identity under the law (only one proof of identity is needed): a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the County Election Board; or sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot.
  • Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance may not be the voter's employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter's union. Also, all blind, visually impaired and physically disabled voters in Tulsa County may use the audio-tactile interface (ATI), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices at polling locations.
  • Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred their voter registration to their new address may do so on Election Day by going to vote at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the new address before the next election.
  • Those who became physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 can still request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at (918) 596-5780 as soon as possible for more information.
  • Keep in mind that it is illegal to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure.

For additional election-related information, visit the Election Board's site.

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