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Voting today!!

It’s Election Day!

Today is Election Day for voters in seventy-three (73) counties! Elections on the ballot include the Board of Education General Election, statutory municipal elections, and special elections – including an election in Senator District 22. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You can view a sample ballot or find your polling place by logging into the OK Voter Portal. (You will need to provide your name, as it appears on your voter registration, and date of birth.) Keep in mind, sample ballots are specific to each voter. If you do not see a sample ballot, you do not have an election.

Be prepared to show proof of identity when you arrive at the polls to vote. You can learn more about Oklahoma’s proof of identity laws on the Oklahoma State Election Board website.

The State Election Board encourages voters to wear a mask or face covering while voting and to maintain a safe distance from others while at the polls. We ask that voters please be patient and follow all safety procedures. You will find more information regarding Oklahoma elections and COVID-19 safety protocols on the State Election Board website.

Questions? Please contact your County Election Board for more information.

Last Day to request an Absentee Ballot is TUESDAY, OCT 27th at 5p.m.!

REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT!

Would you like to vote by mail? Will you be unable to get to the polls to vote in person on November the 3rd? Have you made a Voting Plan?

Visit the Oklahoma Election Board https://www.ok.gov/elections/  to learn about absentee ballots, then click on the OK Voter Portal link from that page or from this link  https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html to request an application and learn even more. 

Your ballot will then arrive by mail.
Read and follow all instructions, including the double envelopes and new guidelines for sending a copy of your ID. See this link for info:  https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Absentee_Voter_Verification.html
Mail it to your county election board. (Find this information on the same OK Voter Portal.
It must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3rd, OR you can turn it in yourself by Monday, November 2nd to your County election board before the close of business.

Interesting Links related to the Debates and Election

The UCO Center for Civic Engagement/American Democracy Project has a relationship with the New York Times that provides the Times on campus and electronically for UCO faculty, staff, and students.   Here are some NYT articles from this morning:

Virus Takes Center Stage as Pence and Harris Skirmish in Debate

Fact-Checking the Vice Presidential Debate

Watch 6 Standout Moments from Harris and Pence at the Debate

Best and Worst Moments of the Debate…

An article posted prior to the debate that tried to predict the debate

How will Pence fare vs. Harris? 5 Moments from 2016 Offer Clues

Candidates on the June 30th Ballot for Edmond Residents

The following is a list of candidates who will be on the June 30th for people living within Edmond. Each candidate will have a link to their campaign website and a link to a video detailing their platform. Some candidates may not have had adequate time to respond to our request for a campaign video.

Oklahoma State House of Representatives

House District 31

Republican

Garry Mize

Website: http://www.mizeforhouse.com/

Video: N/A

Karmen Grider

Website: https://www.griderforhouse2020.com/

Video: N/A

House District 83

Republican

Eric Roberts

Website: https://www.ericrobertshouse2020.com/

Video: N/A

Robert McMaster

Website: https://robertmcmasterforhd83.com/

Video: Robert McMaster

House District 96

Republican

Ken Warner

Website: https://www.warnerforhouse.com/

Video: N/A

Preston Stinson

Website: https://www.stinsonforhouse.com/

Video: N/A

Chris DeCloud

Website: https://www.chrisdecloudcampaign.org/2020/03/republican-primary-campaign-for-state.html

Video: N/A

Margeret Best

Website: https://www.oklahomadeservesbest.com/

Video: N/A

U.S. Senate

Democrat

Sheila Bilyeu

Website: http://www.sheilaforsenate.com/

Video: N/A

Abby Broyles

Website: https://www.abbybroyles.com/

Video: N/A

Elysabeth Britt

Website: https://britt2020.com/

Video: N/A

R. O. Joe Cassity, JR.

Website: N/A

Video: N/A

Republican

Jim Inhofe

Website: https://www.jiminhofe.com/

Video: N/A

JJ Stitt

Website: https://www.jjstitt.com/

Video: N/A

John Tompkins

Website: N/A

Video: N/A

Neil Mavis

Website: https://neilmavis2020.com/

Video: Neil Mavis

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressional District 5

Democrat

Tom Guild

Website: https://www.guildforcongress.com/

Video: N/A

Kendra S. Horn

Website: https://www.kendrahornforcongress.com/

Video: N/A

Republican

Janet Barresi

Website: https://janet2020.com/

Video: Janet Barresi

Charles Tuffy Pringle

Website: N/A

Video: N/A

David Hill

Website: https://davidhillforok.com/

Video: David Hill

Terry Neese

Website: https://neeseforcongress.com/

Video: N/A

Michael Ballard

Website: https://mikeballardforcongress.com/

Video: N/A

Miles V. Rahimi

Website: https://milesforoklahoma.com/

Video: N/A

Shelli Landon

Website: https://friendsoflandon.com/

Video: N/A

Stephanie Bice

Website: https://www.biceforcongress.com/

Video: N/A

Jake A. Merrick

Website: https://jakeforthestate.com/

Video: N/A

 

TOMORROW: FINAL day to register for MAIL ABSENTEE BALLOT

Tomorrow, June 23 at 5pm, is the deadline to request a mail absentee ballot for the June 30 elections. Due to the pandemic, you can now get your absentee notarized at banks listed on the Oklahoma State Election Board website or forgo notarizing and instead include a copy of appropriate proof of identification. It’s easier to vote by mail in Oklahoma than usual! Tell your friends and go vote!

> Online: https://www.ok.gov/elections/OVP.html
> Download: https://ok.gov/…/Oklahoma%20Absentee%20Ballot%20Application…
> More info from your county election board: https://ok.gov/…/CEB_Physical%20Addresses_%283-19-2020%29.p…

Oklahoma Voting Summit – A Great Opportunity for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

The Oklahoma Voting Summit is a free one-day nonpartisan conference for Oklahoma college students and administrators to share best practices in civic engagement on campuses. It is hosted by the Carl Albert Center and Oklahoma Votes at the University of Oklahoma. The event will be held virtually through Zoom. For more information or to register for the event visit the Oklahoma Voting Summit Eventbrite page. If you have any questions regarding the event please email Lauren Schueler at lschueler@ou.edu.

Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2020

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Virtual through Zoom

Register: Oklahoma Voting Summit Eventbrite page

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 24 at 11:59 p.m.