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

Posted at 10:35 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 10:18:29-05

TULSA, Okla.  — On the evening before election day, officials processed a record number of absentee ballots and expect to continue processing ballots long after polls close.

In-person voters on election day should prepare to wait in long lines, but before grabbing a spot, some have to figure out how to get there.

Voters without a ride to the polls can catch the free Tulsa Voter Van as long as masks are worn.

Once the ride is nailed down, there is the challenge of figuring out which of the 262 precincts are open.

The OK Voter Portal tells voters exactly where they can vote. After typing in last and first names and date of birth, a designated voting location will pop up. There is also the option of opening a sample ballot copy.

Voters also should not forget to bring an ID or voter registration card, or wear anything that might reveal who and what they are voting for. Election officials ask voters to follow the law by not campaigning within 300 feet of a ballot box. Clothes, accessories, or material with slogans or names on them are not allowed. Violations should be reported to precinct officials.

“Just keep your fingers crossed that all will be well tomorrow night. I think it will be,” Gwen Freeman, secretary of the Tulsa County Election Board, said.

To get the day started, Freeman said she and the rest of the team plan to arrive at the election board office before 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Polls close at seven that evening.

Results are expected to come in around 7:30 p.m.

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