Voting off to bang in Oklahoma election

Sunday, October 31st 2004, 5:16 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ With a hotly contested U-S Senate race and state questions, thousands of Oklahomans have already have cast their votes.

State Election Board Secretary Mike Clingman says ``in-person'' absentee voting has drawn thousands of voters since beginning on Friday.

He's predicting a near record turnout for Tuesday's election which features a nationally watched Senate race and state questions on gambling, smoking and gay marriage.

The final day of in-person absentee voting is tomorrow from 7 a-m until 7 p-m at county election boards across the state.

Clingman is expecting a total turnout of between one-point-three and one-point-four (m) million voters. The record number of votes cast in a single Oklahoma election is one (m) million 391-thousand for the 1992 presidential race.