Runoff electionscheduled forprimary Aug. 23


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Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Republican Primary Runoff, Tillman County Election Board Secretary Sherri Jacobs said.

This is a Republican party only election.

Jacobs provided the following information and tips as the election approaches:

* Early voting will be available at the county election board office from 8.am. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Early voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

* Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Lines are possible at peak voting times. Wait times will likely be shortest at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Anyone in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot.

* Anyone who needs to look up a polling place, verify registration information, or view a sample ballot can do so online. The online voter tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website www.elections.ok.gov. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of a ballot using the online voter tool. Sample ballots are also available at the county election board office.

* Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the county election board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required):

– Show a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or

– show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the county election board; or

– sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

* Any violation of election law will be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. Electioneering is not allowed within 300 feet of a ballot box. It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how someone voted while within the election enclosure.

For additional election-related information, visit www.elections.ok.gov.

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