Oklahomans take to the polls for early voting

Posted on: 10:36 am, November 4, 2012, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Thousands of Oklahomans across the state are already voting for their choice in this week’s presidential election.

Many early voters hoped to avoid long lines by heading to the Oklahoma County Election Board before Tuesday’s general election.

However, some were forced to wait hours before they got a chance to cast their vote.

Early voting began Friday and will continue on Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the county election board.

Before making your way to get a ballot, officials say there are a few things you need to remember.

Doug Sanderson, Oklahoma County Election Board Secretary, said, “You need to bring an ID with you. Oklahoma now requires voters present identification before they are issued a ballot. That voter ID can be your voter ID card, or a photo ID issued by the federal government, State of Oklahoma or a federally recognized Indian tribe.”

Authorities say it is also a good idea to double-check your polling location.

After redistricting, some polling places have changed.