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Oklahoma state Capitol briefs, Nov. 2

Oklahoma state Capitol briefs, Nov. 2
Published: November 2, 2012
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Early voting starts Friday

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 Tuesday may vote in person 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. Voters mark ballots in a private voting booth and put the marked ballot in a voting device, much like voting at a precinct polling place. Voting more than once is a felony, so voters who vote early or with an absentee ballot cannot vote again at their precinct polling place on Election Day.

Fallin reappoints finance director

Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday reappointed Preston Doerflinger as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, which formerly was the state finance office. Doerflinger resigned his state finance director post in March in order to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services at Fallin's request. DHS commissioners recently selected a permanent director. Doerflinger's reappointment requires confirmation from the state Senate when it reconvenes next year. Doerflinger remained secretary of finance on the governor's Cabinet.

MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU