Polls Open For Oklahoma's Primary Election


Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 8:13 am
By: News On 6


Polls are open across Tulsa and the rest of Oklahoma for Tuesday's primary election.   

In Tulsa, the two biggest races are for Tulsa Mayor and Tulsa County Sheriff.   

Tulsa's mayoral race is non-partisan, so all registered Tulsa voters can cast a ballot. Current Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett voted early Tuesday at his precinct.  His opponent, city councilor GT Bynum voted last Thursday at the Tulsa County Election Board office.  Thursday was the first of three days for early voting.

There are also several city council races, on Tuesday's primary ballot, and all are also non-partisan.

In the Tulsa County Sheriff's election, there are three Republicans and two Democrats on the ballot.

Back in April, Vic Regalado won a special election to fill the unexpired term of former sheriff Stanley Glanz.  This time, Regalado is running against fellow Republicans Luke Sherman and Russell Crow.

On the Democratic side, there are two candidates for sheriff.  Rex Berry, who Regalado beat in April as well as Arthur Jackson.

In the other elections, like for U.S. Congress, state and county, those are also partisan, so registered voters can vote for their party's candidates.  
Registered independents also have the option of voting in the Democratic primary.

First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine as well as his Republican opponent, Tom Atkinson voted Tuesday morning.

The Oklahoma State Election Board has an Online Voter Tool you can use to find out where to vote Tuesday and check out sample ballots.

Polls close at 7 p.m.  

After the polls close, be sure to check out the latest election results on NewsOn6.com starting at 7 p.m.