Tulsa County Election Board anticipates record turnout as early voting moves to ONEOK Field

VIDEO: ONEOK Field preparing to have early voters

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County Election Board said Monday they are anticipating record voter turnout for the Nov. 3 election, as well as early voting.

The election board moved early voting from the to ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa for this particular election.

Secretary of the Tulsa County Election Board Gwen Freeman says they needed the extra space, but they also wanted an open-air facility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Freeman says of nearly 375,000 registered voters in Tulsa County, about 72,000 requested absentee ballots.

Freeman says there are more than 1,200 parking spots available and the city is waving the usual parking fee during early voting.

Tulsa Transit will be offering free rides home to people with “I voted” stickers from the stadium.

Early voting will take place Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Absentee ballots will still only be dropped off at the Tulsa County Election Board or mailed in. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 27.