Early Voting

 Message from the Oklahoma State Election Board

Early Voting Begins!

Early voting begins today for twenty-five (25) counties across the state! Numerous school propositions are on the ballot, as well as several municipal propositions. Bryan County has a county question on the ballot to decide.

Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, is available Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at your county’s designated early voting location. No excuse is needed. A list of early voting locations by county, as well as the election list, is available on the State Election Board website.

Sample ballots can be found by logging in to the OK Voter Portal. (REMEMBER: If you have a sample ballot, you have an election.) You can also use the portal to verify your voting information and view your voting districts.

Voters with questions should contact their county election board or the State Election Board at (405) 521-2391 or info@elections.ok.gov.

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 . . .  read more

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
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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

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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…