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Heavy voter turnout reported in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says heavy voter turnout is being reported across the state.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: November 6, 2012 at 10:32 am •  Published: November 6, 2012

Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says heavy voter turnout is being reported across the state and voters leaving a precinct in Moore reported waiting up to an hour to cast their ballots..

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the general election and Ziriax says long lines were being reported Monday morning at precincts statewide as voters waited to cast their ballots.

Ziriax said it appears the turnout will match the last presidential election when about 67 percent of voters cast ballots in 2008. The state has just more than 2.1 million registered voters.

In addition to the presidential election — voters are deciding congressional races in each of the state's five congressional districts, numerous state House and Senate races and are voting on six state questions.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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