Early voting in Oklahoma starts Thursday

Posted at 3:49 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 12:11:54-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Election Board reports more than 230,000 absentee ballots have been cast in Oklahoma.

Election Day is still five days away, but in Oklahoma voters can start casting ballots in-person Thursday, October 29. In Tulsa County early voting is taking place at one central location this year: ONEOK Field.

SEE MORE: People line up to cast ballots early

Officials said the open air facility is a safer location for voters and workers to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Election Board asks everyone wear their masks, and social distance.

The location is open 8 a.m. to t 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a valid ID, voter registration card, or federal or state issued ID.

Gwen Freeman said with COVID-19 and record absentee ballot requests, they don't know what to expect for turnout in 2020.

“What type of impact that is going to have on early voting is yet to be seen," Freeman said. "However, if you look across the country at different states, early voting, I mean there are record turnouts for pretty much every state in the nation, so we are expecting a lot of people.”

If you are registered to vote in Oklahoma, you don't have to wait until November 3rd, you can vote early across the state starting today.

  • Washington County: 420 S Johnstone in Bartlesville
  • Rogers County: Central Baptist Church on 145th E Avenue
  • Creek County: Creek County Election Board in Sapulpa
  • Okmulgee County: Okmulgee Co courthouse in Okmulgee
  • Muskogee County: Muskogee Civic Center
  • Osage County: West Baptist Church West Rogers Campus in Skiatook

For the full list of all counties and locations click here.