Early Voting For Next Tuesday's General Election Now Underway

Friday, October 29th 2010, 8:03 am
By: News On 6

Staff and Wire Reports

UNDATED -- The midterm elections are next Tuesday, November 2, 2010, but in-person absentee voting is now underway across Oklahoma.

Voters can visit their county's election board office on Saturday and Monday for in-person absentee ballot.

County election board offices are open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says the buzz surrounding the governor's race, other open seats and almost a dozen state questions should boost voter turnout.

Voter turnout topped 50 percent in 1994 and 2002, the last two times the governor's seat was open, and Ziriax says he expects 50 percent again "or a little higher."

10/25/2010 Related story: Early Voting For November 2nd General Election Begins Friday

The Oklahoma Election Board provides a list of election board offices in every county.

Under state law, in-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when they arrive to vote.

If you want to wait until Tuesday, November 2, 2010, Oklahoma polling locations will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn more about the candidates and the issues on the ballot by clicking on NewsOn6.com's election page.