Category: 2020 Presidential Election

TOMORROW 7am-7pm : Presidential Preferential Primary Election/Special Election

Reminders and tips from the Oklahoma Election Board


“(Oklahoma City) –The State Election Board and Secretary Paul Ziriax offer these tips and reminders for Oklahoma voters before they head to the polls for the March 3 Presidential Preferential Primary.

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. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 KNOW WHO IS ON THE BALLOT

Both the Republican and Democratic parties will have a primary election. Fourteen candidates will appear on the Democratic primary ballot and six candidates will appear on the Republican ballot. No Libertarian candidates filed; therefore, there will not be a Libertarian primary.

Presidential candidates who have “dropped out of the race” or “suspended their campaigns,” but did not formally withdraw by the state-mandated deadline (December 6, 2020), will still appear on the ballot. Votes for these candidates will be tallied and recorded in accordance with regular election procedures.

 KNOW WHAT IS ON THE BALLOT

Some voters will have non-partisan issues on the ballot. Voters who are not eligible to vote in a primary election may still be able to vote on other issues. The State Election Board recommends viewing a sample ballot before heading to the polls. Sample ballots are specific to each voter and are available through the OK Voter Portal at elections.ok.gov/ovp.

 BE PREPARED AND KNOW YOUR POLLING PLACE

Study your ballot before going to the polls. View your sample ballot using the election board’s OK Voter Portal at elections.ok.gov/ovp. You can also use the portal to find your polling place location.

KNOW WHO CAN VOTE IN PRIMARIES

Oklahoma has a closed primary system. In order to vote in a party’s primary, you must be a registered voter of that party. However, the law allows recognized parties to open its primaries to Independents by notifying the State Election Board. The Democratic Party is allowing Independents to vote in its primaries in 2020 and 2021. The Republican and Libertarian primaries will remain closed.

PROOF OF IDENTITY

Oklahoma law requires every voter to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways to show proof of identity:

  1. A valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government, such as a driver’s license, military ID, or passport; or
  2. A Voter ID card, which is issued to every voter by their County Election Board; or
  3. A signed affidavit, along with a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

Voters with questions should contact their County Election Board or visit the State Election Board’s website at elections.ok.gov.”

The Tenth Democratic Debate

Tonight’s debate will run from 8pm to 10:30pm Eastern Time (7pm to 9:30pm Central Time). You can watch the debates live on CBS, BET, and Twitter. Tune in to the debates to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.

Feb 7th Last Day to Register to Vote for Presidential Preferential Primary Election

February 7th is the last day to register to vote for the Presidential Preferential Primary Election. Be sure to re-register by February 7th if you have changed your name or address. You can re-register online if you moved to a new address but reside in the same county. If you moved to a new county you need to fill out a printed voter registration form. If you need voter registration forms come by the Center For Civic Engagement office in Thatcher 121C or go to your county election board office. Click here for more information about 2020 Oklahoma Elections.

STARTING TONIGHT – The Seventh Democratic Debate

Tonight’s debate will start at 9pm Eastern Time (8pm Central Time). You can watch the debates live on CNN, CNN International, and DesMoinesRegister.com. Tune in to the debates to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.

The Fourth Democratic Debate – Tuesday 10/15

The fourth Democratic primary debate is Tuesday 10/15. The debate will begin at 8pm Eastern Time (7pm Central Time). It will be aired live on CNN. The debate will consist of 12 candidates – the most candidates for a single presidential debate in US history. This fact earned this Tuesday’s debate the epithet of “The Biggest Debate Ever.” Tune in to the debate to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.

 

The Third Democratic Debate – Thursday 09/12

The third Democratic primary debate is Thursday 09/12. The debate will begin at 8pm and end at 11pm Eastern Time (7pm to 10pm Central Time). You can watch the debates live on ABC and Univision. Tune in to the debates to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.

STARTING TONIGHT – The Second Democratic Debate

Tonight’s debate will start at 8pm Eastern Time (7pm Central Time). Tomorrow’s debate will start and end at the same time. You can watch the debates live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, Twitter, and YouTube. Tune in to the debates to learn more about the Democratic presidential candidates.