Early voting has started for runoff primaries

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Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Early voting began today for the August 23 runoff primary for voters in all seventy-seven (77) counties in Oklahoma.

Early voting is available Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting will also be available Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No excuse is needed to vote early.

Voters are reminded that Oklahoma is a closed primary state. In order to vote in a party's primary or runoff primary election, you must be a registered member of that party. 

However, state law allows all recognized parties to open its primaries and runoff primaries to Independent voters by notifying the Secretary of the State Election Board. For the 2022-2023 election years, only the Democratic Party has opened its primaries and runoff primaries to Independent voters. Independents may request a Democratic Party ballot at their voting location.

The Republican Party has chosen to keep its primaries and runoff primaries closed. No Libertarian primaries were held this year.

It is important to remember, that voters without a runoff primary election are still eligible to participate in all non-partisan elections on the ballot.

Sample ballots are available in the OK Voter Portal. The election list and list of early voting locations are available on the State Election Board website. Voters must vote in the county where they are registered to vote.

Voters with questions should contact their County Election Board or the State Election Board at (405) 521-2391. Information can also be found on the State Election Board website.

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