Voters across the state can head to the polls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to select a variety of candidates in state and county runoff elections and a handful of special local issues like school bonds and city sales taxes.
Many of the contests are the runoff elections from the June primaries in races where no candidate received the required majority of the vote to be declared a winner. The top two candidates in the primary are now in a runoff.
There are primary runoff races across the state Tuesday for eight state legislative seats and one congressional seat.
In all but four of those races, the winner will go on to face an opponent from the opposite party in November.
The tight race for the 2nd congressional district, which doesn't have an incumbent running, attracted 10 candidates. Both the Democratic and the Republican primary went to a runoff, and the winners will face each other and an independent in November.
The only Oklahoma County runoff is for court clerk between Tim Rhodes and Charles Key, and voters in Del City and Norman will consider a sales tax renewal and a bond issue respectively.
In January, the state Election Board implemented a $16.7 million election system across the state. The system still uses paper ballots but now uses new scanners to tabulate each vote electronically onto a flash drive.
The rollout has been fairly smooth with the exception of a human error in a special legislative election in April in Tulsa County that allowed two voters to cast two ballots.
And in the June primary, a computer glitch caused incomplete election results to be labeled as having 100 percent of the precincts reporting on the state's website.
State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said the board has fired the third-party vendor that was displaying the election results online.
“The biggest difference is we are posting results ourselves instead of using a third-party subcontractor,” Ziriax said.
The state has had online election results since 1996 for state-level races, but only with this new system are county-level results available online.
“We have tried to make the site user-friendly, informative and help to insure that the general public can get the information they are looking for,” Ziriax said. “But also to make sure that information is available in more detail for more sophisticated users who want to drill down into the data.”
Results will be available at www.ok.gov/elections/ starting shortly after polls close at 7 p.m. until the final precincts have reported.
Ziriax said no savings will be realized this year because of the switch in systems, but he anticipates a savings in future years.
Voters need a valid photo identification card from the state, federal government or a recognized tribal government. Driver's licenses, passports and military identification meet the requirement.