Oklahoma sees record turnout as early voting continues Saturday

VIDEO: Second day of early voting at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa

Voters across the state are already voting as Saturday marks the last day to vote early.

The Tulsa County Election Board is expecting thousands more Saturday.

Tulsa County voters have waited between 1 to 3 hours to vote at ONEOK Field in downtown Tulsa.

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ONEOK Field is the only early voting site in Tulsa County, which allows for social distancing in an outdoor space.

Early voting runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. You can vote past 2 p.m. if you’re in line before the deadline.

Voters need to bring a valid photo ID or their voter registration card. A valid ID includes any document issued by the U.S. Government, state of Oklahoma, or federally recognized tribal government that includes a photo and doesn’t expire until after Nov. 3, 2020.

If you don’t have an ID, you will be asked to fill out a provisional ballot and sign a sworn affidavit.

Voters with disabilities may park immediately north of the stadium on Elgin Avenue; to enter the parking lot, vehicles must have an accessible parking placard. There is a separate line for them - including some chairs - and a different group processing them so they shouldn’t have to wait as long.

Voters lined up in front of ONEOK stadium as early as 2:30 a.m. Thursday.

VIDEO: Hand delivered absentee ballots due by Monday in Tulsa County

“Voting is not only for myself but I have grandchildren and, so I think about what I’m setting up for my kids,” said Lynn Littlejohn. “Because what we’re going through in 2020 is absolutely crazy. It’s crazy so it’s important to me, not just for me.”

Tulsa Transit is offering free rides home for anyone with an “I voted” sticker, thanks to funding from the League of Women Voters.

The city of Tulsa is waiving parking fees for early voting, so there will be 1,200 free parking spots nearby.

Careful what you choose to wear that day: state law says you cannot wear or bring signs within 300 feet of a ballot box that are political and/or endorse a candidate or state question on the ballot.

VIDEO: Tulsa Transit helping to get voters to and from ONEOK Field

Tulsa police will be patrolling outside of the stadium and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputies will be inside to help with security needs.

Voters should NOT bring absentee ballots to ONEOK. Those can be hand-delivered to the Tulsa County Election board four blocks away.

If people go to the election board to early vote by mistake, they will be given a map and asked to follow a series of signs to get to the right place. There will also be a shuttle service from the election board building.

Absentee ballots need to be handed in by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2. If they are sent through the mail, they need to be at the election building by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3rd. Any ballots after that will not be counted.

Voters can check the status of their absentee ballots by following this link: elections.ok.gov/ovp