Month: November 2022

Post-Election Audits of the Oklahoma Elections

Secretary of the Sate Election Board Paul Ziriax has announced that the county election boards will conduct post-election audits of the November 8 General Election and August 28 Runoff Primary today, Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th. These audits are open to the public. To learn about the time and location of audits to attend them, please contact the county election board.

The post-election audits will involve a manual re-examination of the ballots by authorized election officials, and results of the audit will be posted on the Oklahoma State Election Board website once they are completed.

For more information regarding the post-election audit process, please visit the OK State Election Board website linked above.

Issues Affecting Oklahoma

Materials from the Oklahoma Census show that although the poverty rate in Oklahoma has declined over the last ten years we still lag behind the national poverty rate, with an estimated 1 in 10 Oklahomans currently living in poverty. To learn more about this issue, possible solutions, and how the pandemic has affected the implementation of solutions, you can visit this article by the Oklahoma Policy Institute.

Evaluating Media Bias

Media bias and reliability have become major concerns for people today, and it can be difficult to verify whether or not the news we read is colored by bias or inaccuracies. Fortunately, the Ad Fontes Media group has examined many of the most well known news sources and ranked them in terms of their factual accuracy and bias, creating an interactive chart for you to view and verify any news sources that you come across. To view the chart, please visit their interactive media bias chart here on their website.

Early Voting Begins Today!

Early voting has begun today across Oklahoma. Early voting locations will be open Wednesday, November 2 through Friday, November 4 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturday November 5 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Early voting locations are not the same as polling places. A list of early voting locations, dates, and times is available on the Oklahoma State Election Board website, along with a list of elections. Sample ballots are also available on the OK Voter Portal. Remember to bring a valid proof of identity to your early voting location.

More information can be found by contacting your County Election Board or the State Election Board.