The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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June 24, 2014

Election day tips

The State Election Board has issued tips and reminders for Oklahoma voters.

Polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BE PREPARED

Study the candidates and issues before going to the polls. Look at your sample ballot using the election board’s Online Voter Tool at www.elections.ok.gov. You can also use the tool to check your polling place and track the status of your absentee ballot.

LOCAL LINKS

District 38: Candidates discuss hot topics in district | Bios of the candidates | No love for Baressi during forum

District 40: Pot, education, philosophy talk of forum | Why they are running for office |

District 41: Incumbent Enns face opposition from Vanhooser

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Lines at the polls are longest before work, during the lunch hour, and after work.

VOTE DURING OFF-PEAK HOURS

Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

BRING NOTES

Voting will go faster if you make personal notes about how you plan to vote – and take those notes with you to the polls. (Remember: you can only use these notes yourself. It is against the law to share your notes with other voters.)

ENOUGH TIME

Give yourself plenty of time to vote on Election Day, and plan for long lines if voter turnout is heavy – especially in heavily populated areas and during peak voting hours.

CLOSED PRIMARY

Oklahoma has closed primaries. Only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican

Primary and only registered Democrats may vote in the Democratic Primary. Registered

Independents cannot vote in the party Primaries, but can vote in non-partisan local elections on

the ballot at their precinct. Find out what (if anything) is on the ballot in your precinct by

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