Election day is two weeks from today, but many voters don’t want to cast ballots at the polls because of the pandemic.
Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said election time is always hectic, but COVID-19 is giving them a whole new challenge.
“When you have a pandemic going on at the same time it makes it problematic,” Freeman said.
Freeman said Oklahomans can expect longer lines and wait times for those who choose to vote in person. Poll workers will follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing and sanitizing.
“Equipped with mask and face shields and gloves,” Freeman said.
Those who don’t want to vote in-person can request an absentee ballot online at elections.ok.gov. Your county election board will mail them to you.
The United States Postal Service said they expect many voters to vote by mail because of the pandemic.
The Postal Service claims its financial struggles will not impact its ability to process and deliver election and political mail.
Early voting starts next week at the Tulsa County Election Board. If you’re planning to vote on election day, Freeman recommends you first check to see if your polling place has changed.
You can do that by calling this number: 918-596-5780.