Early Voting Starts Today for Runoff Primary

(Oklahoma City) – Voters can begin casting ballots Thursday during early voting for the Aug. 28 Runoff Primary Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said today.

In-person absentee voting, or “early voting,” will be available at all 77 county election boards across the state and at satellite locations in some counties. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All three of the state’s recognized parties have at least one statewide runoff. Registered Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians may vote in their respective party primaries. The Democratic Party has opted to allow registered Independents to vote in its primary, but the Republican and Libertarian Parties opted to close their primaries to Independents.

There are 35 state and federal runoffs on the Republican ballot and 12 runoffs on the Democratic ballot. Libertarians will have one race on the ballot, a gubernatorial runoff.

You can view a sample ballot or check the status of your absentee ballot by using the Online Voter Tool at http://elections.ok.gov.

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