Early Voting Begins In Oklahoma

Jun 22, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's three-day early voting period will begin at county election board offices across the state.

Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Registered voters can cast their in-person absentee ballots at the county election boards in the county where they're registered.

Turnout for this year's primary election is expected to be light, with only one statewide race on the ballot — two Republicans who are running for a six-year term on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

But Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says there could be pockets of relatively heavy turnout, especially in the 2nd Congressional District in eastern Oklahoma, where there are both Democratic and Republican primaries.