TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:
- Tulsa County has reached a record number of registered voters.
- Around 18,000 new Tulsa County voters have never been registered before.
- Early voting starts Thursday.
Tulsa County has reached a record number of registered voters
The state has increased registered voters by 40,000 before the Nov. 8 election. Nearly 30,000 of those new voters are from Tulsa County.
Around 18,000 of those new Tulsa County registers are brand new voters of all ages.
Tulsa County doesn’t have a hard number yet, but they’ve already gotten more absentee ballots than the last presidential election, and there are still four business days before all ballots have to be in.
Early voting starts Thursday. It’s Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the election board or the Hardesty Library satellite voting site.
They don’t really know what to predict, but officials say if absentee ballots are a sign, then it will be busy.
They say early voters should read the state questions first, as they take up the entire back side of the ballot. Officials believe it will help move the lines along.
People we interviewed say voters just want to get this election over with.
SEE MORE: You Decide 2016: Learning about state questions
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