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Letters to the State Legislature from State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax: READ LETTERS

Deadlines approach for Primary Election

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NEWS RELEASE         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Date June 17, 2014

CONTACT:    State Election Board, (405) 521-2391

Oklahoma Primary Election June 24

·       Wednesday Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot

·       Early Voting Thursday, Friday, Saturday

(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma’s statewide Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 24, but the deadline to request an absentee ballot is this Wednesday and early voting runs Thursday through Saturday.

Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said voters should be aware of several

upcoming election-related dates and deadlines.

Last time to request an absentee ballot       Wednesday, June 18, 5:00 PM

Early (In-Person Absentee) Voting            Thursday, June 19, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

at County Election Board offices[1]              Friday, June 20, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

                                                                                    Saturday, June 21, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

                                                                                    NOTE: NO early voting on Mon., June 23[2]

Election Day – Polls Open                           Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Last time for mail absentee ballots to be

receivedat County Election Board            Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 PM

Voter registration for the Primary Election is closed, but voters may still register for the August 26 Runoff Primary Election and November 4 General Election.

Oklahoma has a “closed” Primary system, meaning only registered voters of a political party

may vote in that party’s Primary. However, Independent voters may vote in non-partisan races or questions on the ballot in their precinct.

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STATE ELECTION BOARD – PAGE 2

June 17, 2014

Voters may use the State Election Board’s new Online Voter Tool (available at http://elections.ok.gov) to confirm their voter registration, find their precinct, view sample ballots, and track their mail absentee ballot.

Answers to common election-related questions, can be found online at the State Election Board’s website: http://elections.ok.gov.

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[1]In addition to the County Election Board office, voters in Tulsa County (Hardesty Library) and Cleveland County (Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus) may vote at an alternative early voting location.  Contact the Tulsa County Election Board or Cleveland County Election Board for more details.

[2]During the 2013 legislative session, the Oklahoma Legislature added early voting on Thursdays and discontinued it on Mondays (Senate Bill 869).

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