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Absentee deadline approaches, early voting scheduled for Runoff Primary Election

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Date Aug. 16, 2016

CONTACT:    State Election Board PIO Bryan Dean, (405) 522-6624

Absentee deadline approaches, early voting scheduled for Runoff Primary Election

(Oklahoma City) – Voters have until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, to request a mail absentee ballot for the Aug. 23 Runoff Primary Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said.

Voters can apply for absentee ballots on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website at Forms can also be downloaded from the site 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. 23.

In-person absentee voting also begins this week. Those who want to vote early in person can do so Thursday, Friday or Saturday. In-person voting will be available at county election boards in the 58 counties where elections are scheduled Aug. 23. Voters in Tulsa County can also vote early at Hardesty Library, 8316 E 93 in Tulsa. 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. Early voting will also be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in counties that have state and federal runoff elections.

Voters in the Republican and Democratic parties will chose between two candidates who got the most votes in June’s Primary elections in various state races in which no candidate received a majority. Winners will appear on November’s General Election ballot. There are no runoffs scheduled in the Libertarian Party.

To find out whether there is an election in your area, visit and follow the link for Upcoming Local Elections. Independent voters who live in areas that have an election can vote in Democratic runoffs. The Republican Party does not allow Independents to vote in its primaries and runoffs.

Voters in some counties will also have local elections on the ballot. You can view a sample ballot or check the status of your absentee ballot by using the Online Voter Tool at


Last Modified on Oct 22, 2020
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