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Absentee Application Deadline Is Wednesday, And Early Voting Starts Thurdsay

Brian Hardzinski
Voters have until Wednesday, Aug. 20 to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said.

Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the Oklahoma State Election Board or picked up at any of the state's 77 county election boards.

Completed absentee ballots must be received by mail at county election boards by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 26.

Those who want to vote early in person can do so Thursday, Friday or Saturday. In-person voting will be available at all 77 county election boards. 

Cleveland County voters can vote at a second early voting location at Moore Norman Technology Center's campus at SW 134 and Penn.

Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Democratic voters have two statewide races on the ballot, U.S. Senate and Superintendent of Public Instruction. There are no statewide Republican races on the ballot, however Tulsa County Republicans will choose a District Attorney, and both parties will vote in U.S. House District 5.

There are also several State House and Senate races across the state. Some counties have runoffs for county offices, and there are non-partisan local races on the ballot in some counties.

Oklahoma has a closed primary system, meaning Democrats vote in Democratic primaries and runoffs, Republicans vote in Republican primaries and runoffs, and all voters, including Independents, can vote in non-partisan races on primary ballots.

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