TULSA, Okla. — In a time of unrest across the U.S., voting is an important way for people to make changes in their local governments.
The deadline to register to vote in the June 30 election in Oklahoma past on June 5.
The Oklahoma State Election Board has an Online Voter Portal where voters can:
- Request Absentee Ballots
- Verify Voter Registration Information
- View Voting Districts
- Find Polling Place Information
- View a Sample Ballot
- Check the Status of Absentee Ballots
- Respond to an Address Confirmation Notice
There are special procedures in place for the June 30 election to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Instead of having a signature notarized (if the voter’s affidavit envelope has a yellow stripe) or witnessed by two people (if the voter’s affidavit envelope has a pink stripe), voters now have the option of attaching a copy of an identification document to an affidavit envelope instead.
Oklahoma Notaries Public is hosing several events to get your absentee ballot notarized if you are doing absentee voting due to coronavirus: https://www.facebook.com/OKNotariesPublic/
Here is the schedule for early voting in Oklahoma:
- Thursday, June 25, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Friday, June 26, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The state’s primary election is highlighted by the race for U.S. Senator.
The 85-year-old incumbent Jim Inhofe (R) is looking to retain his seat in the Senate, having first been elected in 1994.
Inhofe is running against the following candidates in the Republican primary:
- Neil Mavis
- JJ Stitt
- John Tompkins
The winner will face one of four Democrats running for the seat:
- Sheila Bilyeu
- Elysabeth Britt
- Abby Broyles
- R.O. Joe Cassity
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