Early Voting Starts; Tulsa County Election Board Taking COVID-19 Precautions

Thursday, June 25th 2020, 7:56 am
By: Amy Slanchik

Tulsa County -

Early voting begins Thursday across Oklahoma, and the Tulsa County Election Board said its seeing a record number of absentee ballot requests for this election.

There is only one place where you can vote early in Tulsa County and that's the Tulsa County Election Board in downtown Tulsa.

The reason is due to COVID-19 precautions.

The other early voting locations are closed in Tulsa County.

If you are wanting to vote early, you can vote early from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Saturday, the polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Election Day is next Tuesday, and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In-person voters can expect poll workers to have on a face mask or face shield.

They will also have a special set of tweezers to handle your ID without touching it with their hands.

A limited number of voters will be allowed in at a time to comply with social distancing efforts.

If you requested an absentee ballot, it must be turned in to your election board no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to count.

The Tulsa County Election Board said it is seeing at least four times the number of absentee ballot requests compared to the 2016 primary.

The board said it has mailed out more than 25,000 absentee ballots so far.

On Election Day, voters are encouraged to double check where their precinct is because it may have changed during the pandemic.