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NW 178th & Western at Trinity Christian Church

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Oklahomans turned out to cast their vote on state offices, state questions and the office of president.

The wait at many locations across the metro was more than 45 minutes.

But the crowds were more than willing to stand in line to make their vote count.

One voter said, “It was long but it was worth the 90 minutes I waited to vote.”

While the wait was long, the attitude of the crowd was overwhelmingly positive. 

One voter said, “I met four new neighbors so it was well worth it.”

Another voter said, “I knew this was going to be a big turn-out for the election. I’m really happy that this many people were out to vote.”

State election officials said they were not surprised by the large turnout.

They said final numbers won’t be available for a while, but so far, just in early voting, it seems more than 100,000 Oklahomans cast their ballots.

Election officials said the lines could continue past 7 p.m. when the polls close.

Paul Ziriax, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary, said, “The law says if you are standing in line (when the polls close) you still get to check in and vote.”

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