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Oklahoma Early Voting Days Shifting To Thursday

Voters line up in Tulsa for early voting - October 31, 2008.
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The days for early voting are changing in Oklahoma, thanks to a new state law.

Beginning this week, voters can cast in-person absentee ballots at their county election board offices on Thursday and Friday before an election.

Early voting on Saturdays will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but only for state and federal elections. Because next week's election is a special election, not state or federal, there will be no early voting on Saturday.

Previously, early voting days were Friday, Saturday and Monday. The new state law took effect last week.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says early voting on Mondays was eliminated to give county election officials more time to prepare for Election Day on Tuesday.

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