Tuesday’s Election: All the information you need

Elections are happening on Tuesday for Depew, Kiefer and Mounds schools, both Sapulpa and Bristow are having city council primaries.

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the February 13, Depew, Kiefer and
Mounds School Elections and the Sapulpa Municipal Ward 2 and Bristow Municipal
Ward 2 Elections, and two County Road Elections, County Election Board Secretary Joy
Naifeh said today.

Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches.

  • 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 their polling place, verify their 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 their 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.)

  • Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help
    marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be
    assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance
    may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A person providing assistance also must swear or affirm that the voter’s
    ballots will be marked in accordance with the voter’s wishes. Alternatively, all blind,
    visually impaired, and physically disabled voters in Creek County may use the audio-
    tactile interface (ATI), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices, to vote privately
    and independently, either at Creek County Election Board during early voting or at their
    assigned polling place on election day.

  • Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred
    their voter registration to their new address, may do so on Election Day by going to vote
    at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may
    fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the
    new address before the next election.

  • Those who became physically incapacitated after 5 p.m. Tuesday February 6,
    still can request an emergency absentee ballot. Those who might qualify for an
    emergency absentee ballot should contact the County Election Board office at 918 224
    3529 as soon as possible for more information.

  • 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 you voted while within the election

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

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