• Provided by Texas County Election Board
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday for the Primary Runoff election. Texas County Election Board Secretary Glenda L. Williams offered voters tips on how to make their votes count.
Williams said that a valid ballot marking — a filled-in box (in either blue or black ballpoint ink) — is important. If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, Williams said they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, a voter should return the spoiled ballot to precinct officials, who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.
Williams also urged voters to take their voter identification cards with them to the polls.
“Your voter ID card (issued by the County Election Board) can help precinct officials find your name in the Precinct Registry, and it may help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the Registry for some reason,” Williams explained.
Alternatively, voters can bring an unexpired photo ID card issued by the U.S. government, the state of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government.
Voters without ID, or whose names are not found in the precinct registry, or voters who disagree with the information shown in the registry, may always cast a provisional ballot.
A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after election day if the voter’s information can be verified by the County Election Board.
Williams said that voters who want to get through the line quickly should vote at mid-morning or mid-afternoon, because those usually are the two slowest periods.
“Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote,” the Texas County Election Board Secretary added.