Tulsans Head To Polls To Vote For Mayor, City Council


Tuesday, August 25th 2020, 8:06 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA -

Polls are now closed across Oklahoma as Election Day is officially underway.

In Tulsa, voters will decide a mayoral race and some contested city council races. Candidates for Tulsa Mayor include incumbent G.T. Bynum, Craig Immel, Ken Reddick, Greg Robinson II, Paul Tay, Ty Walker and Zackri Whitlow. News On 6 will keep you updated on results after the polls close at 7 p.m.

County election board officials are handling absentee ballots. The mail arrives four times a day at the election board to handle mailed-in ballots, requested by voters who preferred to vote absentee either for convenience or out of concern about COVID-19. The Aug. 25 election is smaller than the June primary as it's for the City of Tulsa only. However, News On 6's Emory Bryan reports that 27,600 voters requested ballots by mail and just over 16,000 voters had returned them.

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"Our board is going through the absentee ballots that come in today," said Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman.

There is no in-person voting Tuesday at the election board, but a number of voters showed up anyway.

For anybody who has an absentee ballot, it's too late to use it. Voters can go to their precinct and vote and they will be required to sign a document stating that they haven't voted with the absentee ballot.