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Oklahoma Engaged is a multi-platform project focused on election coverage. As a public service journalism collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS, KCCU, and StateImpact Oklahoma, the reporting includes community stories, audio reports, snapshots, state question breakdowns, profiles, videos, and more. Major support is provided by the Inasmuch Foundation, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Oklahoma Humanities.

Oklahoma Engaged LIVE: Voice Of The Voter Episode 2

Edmond resident Jay Mandraccia casts her primary ballot during early voting Thursday at the Oklahoma County Board of Elections. Regular voting will be held Tuesday.
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Each Monday in October from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. KGOU features Oklahoma Engaged LIVE: Voice of the Voter hosted by KGOU General Manager Dick Pryor and Managing Editor Logan Layden. The program focuses on what’s motivating voters to get to the polls this fall. Episode 2 from October 12th includes a discussion with StateImpact Oklahoma reporters Catherine Sweeney and Quinton Chandler on State Question 814 and State Question 805. 


Following Catherine and Quinton, Dick Pryor welcomed State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax. Their discussion focused the various ways to safely vote during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps the state is taking to ensure the security of the election in Oklahoma.


KGOU General Manager Dick Pryor is joined by State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.

Finally, the entire group came together to take listener calls and answer questions submitted via social media and email. Even this close to the election, these extraordinary times means people still have a lot of questions about how to make sure their votes count. 


Logan, Dick and all the episode's guests take questions from listeners.

Oklahoma Engaged is an election project by NPR member stations in Oklahoma supported by the Inasmuch Foundation, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Oklahoma Humanities.

Logan Layden is a reporter and managing editor for StateImpact Oklahoma. Logan spent six years as a reporter with StateImpact from 2011 to 2017.
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