Special Elections to be Held June 28

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 28, 2016 for the State & County Primary, State Senate District 12 Special Primary, City of Tulsa Primary, City of Jenks Special (Utility Franchise) and Liberty Public Schools Special Elections, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant said today.

Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.

For the June 28 Election, Tulsa County early in-person absentee voters will have the opportunity to vote at either the Tulsa County Election Board office, 555 North Denver Avenue, Tulsa, or Hardesty Library, 8316 East 93 Street, Tulsa. Early voting hours at both locations will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24, and also from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. election day, Tuesday, June 28. Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

Anyone who needs to look up their polling place, verify their registration information, or view a sample ballot can do so online. The Online Voter Tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website: www.elections.ok.gov. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of their ballot using the Online Voter Tool. Sample ballots are also available at the County Election Board office.

Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required): Show a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the County Election Board; or sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A person providing assistance also must swear or affirm that the voter’s ballots will be marked in accordance with the voter’s wishes. Alternatively, all blind, visually impaired,
and physically disabled voters in Tulsa County may use the audio-tactile interface (), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices, to vote privately and independently, either at Tulsa County Election Board during early voting or at their assigned polling place on election day.

Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred their voter registration to their new address, may do so on Election Day by going to vote at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the new address before the next election.

Those who became physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday June 21 still can request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at 918 596-5780 as soon as possible for more information.

Any violation of election law will be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. Electioneering is not allowed within 300 feet of a ballot box. It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure.
For additional election-related information, visit: www.elections.ok.gov.

For the June 28, 2016 election only, voters in Tulsa County Precinct 720802 who usually vote at Solace Church, 7314 West 41st St., Tulsa, will be voting at Tulsa Community College – West Campus located at 7505 West 41st Street, Tulsa. This is a TEMPORARY change effective for the June 28, 2016 election. After June 28, 2016 precinct 720802 voting will resume at Solace Church, 7315 West 41st Street, Tulsa.

For the June 28, 2016 and August 23, 2016 elections only, voters in Wagoner County Precinct 730103 who usually vote at the Glen Eagles Clubhouse, located at 20239 E. 41 Pl. S., Broken Arrow, will be voting at the Broken Arrow Police & Fire Training Center, located at 4205 E. Omaha, Broken Arrow. This is a TEMPORARY change due to the Glen Eagles Clubhouse being closed through September 1.

Updated 06-21-2016

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