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Oklahoma State Election Board COVID-19 preparations

Posted at 9:22 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 13:19:48-04

June 30 is the Oklahoma state primary elections and the State Election Board is offering tips for voters before they head to their polls.

Polls across the state open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on election day. Officials said lines are usually the longest before and after work, and during lunch hours.

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All 2,000 polling locations and 77 county election boards have safety protocols in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All poll workers have been given personal protective equipment, which includes masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant.

The State Election Board is asking voters to follow the signage and procedures, and strongly recommends voters wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Officials say all voters must show proof of identity before they can receive a ballot to vote.

Only one of the below proof of identity are required to receive a ballot:

  • Show a valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government
  • Show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by their County Election Board
  • Sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

The State Election Board explained, although Oklahoma has closed primaries, the Democratic Party elected to open its primaries to Independents, while the Republican and Libertarian parties decided to keep their primaries closed.

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