Early voting dates changing, Nov. 12 first since law's introduction
10:25 PM, Nov 6, 2013
6:22 AM, Nov 7, 2013
TULSA - Did you know early voting dates have changed?
Effective Nov. 1, those dates shifted from the traditional Friday and Monday to a Thursday and Friday schedule after a Senate Bill was signed into law in May.
Advocates for the bill said the moved dates would allow for better preparation come Election Day.
"These changes will help County Election Board officials to place their focus entirely on Election Day preparations, instead of conducting early voting during the day immediately preceding an election," said State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
Early voting hours will remain from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the week. During state and federal elections, registered voters will still be able to cast their ballots on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Because Nov. 12 is neither a state or federal election, early voting will be relegated to Thursday and Friday.