Oklahomans line up to vote early

OKLAHOMA CITY — Early voting began Friday across the state and hundreds lined the Oklahoma County Election Board building.

Some people waited hours to have their say in this election, getting there as early as 4:30 a.m.

“It makes me feel like I have a purpose,” voter Bernard Gadson, Sr. said.

While voters began moving inside the building, people began thinking of the issues important to them; many mentioning economy, taxes and healthcare.

Gadson, a military veteran diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago, said  healthcare is important to him.

He said the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t have the funding to give him the latest medicine he needs, so having insurance is a priority.

“I have an expensive illness, and you know, my life depends on it pretty much,” Gadson said.

Issues aside, after voters cast their ballots, they said it was worth the wait in line.

“Well, it’s one of the few freedoms and rights we have left so we got to do our best,” Ron Miller said.

You can early vote Saturday and Monday at your county election board.

Tuesday, voting locations across the state will open.

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 to see a list of voting locations.

You may vote early only in the county where you are registered:

  • Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All polling places will be open Election Day (Tuesday) 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

According to Oklahoma State statute, you must show proof of identification to vote.