Voters have until Wednesday, Aug. 20 to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday.
Early voting for the runoff begins Thursday.
Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website by clicking here or picked up at any of the state’s 77 county election boards. The Tulsa County Election Board is located at 555 N Denver Ave, Tulsa.
Completed absentee ballots must be received by mail at county election boards by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 26.
Those who want to vote early in person can do so Thursday, Friday or Saturday. In-person voting will be available at all 77 county election boards. Voters in Tulsa County can also vote early at Hardesty Library, 8316 E 93 in Tulsa.
Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Democratic voters have two statewide races on the ballot, U.S. Senate and Superintendent of Public Instruction. There are no statewide Republican races on the ballot, however Tulsa County Republicans will choose a District Attorney, and both parties will vote in U.S. House District 5.
There are also several State House and Senate races across the state. Some counties have runoffs for county offices, and there are non-partisan local races on the ballot in some counties.
Oklahoma has a closed primary system, meaning Democrats vote in Democratic primaries and runoffs, Republicans vote in Republican primaries and runoffs, and all voters, including Independents, can vote in non-partisan races on primary ballots.
Voters can see which races are on the ballot in their county by calling their county election board or by visiting http://elections.ok.gov and checking a link for upcoming local elections. State and federal races on the ballot are also listed on the website.