Oklahoma election news briefs

Oklahoma election news briefs for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
Published: October 28, 2012
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AT A GLANCE

Absentee ballot deadline nears

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 general election is 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Completed ballots must be received by mail at the county election board by 7 p.m. Nov. 6.

Application forms for regular absentee ballots may be obtained at the state Election Board website, www.elections.ok.gov, or from county election board offices.

Nearly 32,000 Oklahomans already have cast their ballots. As of Friday, county election boards had received 31,653 absentee ballots, state Election Board officials said.

County election boards have sent 66,010 absentee ballots to voters who requested them. Of the ballots received, 18,044 are from Republican voters, 11,727 are from Democrats and 1,882 are from independents.

The absentee ballots are counted by the county election boards on Election Day.

Also ...

Early voting for the general election begins Friday at county election boards. Registered voters who want to avoid the polls or will be out of town Nov. 6 may vote in person by absentee ballot from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU



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