Deadline For Hand-Delivered Absentee Ballots Arrives

Monday, August 24th 2020, 12:32 pm
By: Mallory Thomas

The line of people dropping off absentee ballots was steady Monday at the Tulsa County Elections Board.

"It's a very easy process. There is a couple of extra layers with the COVID exceptions or the emergency exceptions, but probably the hardest thing to do about it is getting a photo copy of your drivers license," said Elli Johannsson.

Johannsson was one of many to turn in his absentee ballot Monday. If you haven't turned in yours yet, you can still vote in person Tuesday. 

"Show up at your polls tomorrow on election day. They'll have you sign a waiver saying I promise I won't vote both absentee and in person and then you can go ahead and get your vote processed as usual," said Gwen Freeman, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary. 

Freeman said voters could see long lines on Election Day. 

"The lines could be a little bit longer. You could have some of our precinct officials that are working the polls for the first time simply because we had so many precinct officials that were at a higher," said Freeman. 

She said if you haven't voted since spring, expect to see changes. 

"Be prepared to see our precinct workers equipped with PPE. Be prepared to six foot separate just like the c-d-c guidelines recommend. We're asking our precinct workers wipe down surfaces," said Freeman.

She said she doesn't expect the election results to be delayed. 

"A lot of people are asking that question about delayed results. Now, come November if there is a landslide of absentee ballots at the last minute your results could be delayed, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it," said Freeman.

You can look up your precinct location HERE.