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DECISION 2020: Everything you need to know before heading to the polls

Posted at 10:36 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 11:23:12-05

TULSA, Okla. — November 3rd is Election Day and 2 Works for You is on top of everything you need to know before heading to the polls.

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HOURS:

Polls open on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Officials said lines are normally the longest before work, during lunch and after work. Also, due to the coronavirus pandemic, safety protocols including social distancing may slow down the election day voting process and lines.

All voters in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

BE PREPARED BEFORE HEADING TO THE POLLS:

What you need to bring when heading to the polls: Election officials said voters need to bring the proper Oklahoma identification card in order to vote in the November 3rd election. CLICK HERE for information on approved forms of identification for Election Day.

How to vote in person after requesting an absentee ballot: If voters requested an absentee ballot for Decision 2020, but would like to vote at their polling place instead, they can. CLICK HERE to find out how.

Where do you go to vote: The Oklahoma State Election Board offers a one-stop shop with all the information you'll need to find your voting location. CLICK HERE to find your polling location.

Election Day Checklist: Where to go, do's & don'ts, how to get a ride

SAFETY PROTOCOLS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

Elections officials strongly encourage voters to wear a mask when voting. Several safety protocols have been put in place for the health of voters and poll workers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some safety protocols include:

  • Social distancing - Election officials ask voters to follow signage and procedures.
  • Disinfection requirements are being put in place for voting equipment and surfaces.
  • Poll workers at all locations are supplied with personal protective equipment which includes, masks, gloves, disinfectant and hand sanitizer.

WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT:

Below are the state and local elements on the ballot:

Tulsa City Council runoff elections: On August 25, seven city council seats in Tulsa held elections -- four councilors won and three races are now going to a runoff election on Nov. 3rd. The three districts are: District 5, District 6 and District 7. CLICK HERE to read on the Tulsa City Council runoff elections in 3 districts

State Question 805: If passed, State Question 805 would end repeat sentence penalties for nonviolent offenses in the state of Oklahoma, said officials with Oklahomans for Sentencing Reform. If State Question 805 is not passed, someone convicted of a nonviolent offense can receive greater sentences based on their past felony convictions. CLICK HERE to read up on State Question 805 and the debate over public safety, prison reform

State Question 814: If SQ 814 is passed, the percentage of money that is put into the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund will be decreased from 75 percent to 25 percent. If not passed, the percentage of money put into the TSET will maintain at 75 percent. CLICK here for more information.

READ MORE: November 3 sample ballot information

ELECTIONEERING:

Election officials ask voters follow the law when it comes to Election Day. The law prohibits any electioneering within 300 feet of a ballot box.

Electioneering includes wearing clothing, accessories or having material in public view related to a candidate or issue on the Nov. 3rd ballot. Only the authorized people are allowed within 50 feet of the ballot box or inside the election enclosure.

For more information on Oklahoma November 3 election deadlines and information, CLICK HERE.

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