Super Tuesday: Things you need to know before heading to the polls Super Tuesday

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OKLAHOMA- Oklahomans will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to have their voices heard in the presidential primary elections.

Polls in Oklahoma open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m.

KNOW WHERE YOUR POLLING PLACE IS LOCATED

You can look at sample ballots using the Oklahoma Election Board’s Online Voter Tool if you don’t know your polling location.

You can also follow this link to find your polling place.

ELECTION DAY VOTING

Lines at the polls are longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

KNOW WHO CAN VOTE IN PRIMARIES

Oklahoma has a modified closed primary system. Normally, only those registered in a party are allowed to vote in the party’s primaries and runoff primaries. However, the law allows recognized parties to notify the Oklahoma State Election Board if they want to let Independent voters participate in their primaries. The Democratic Party is allowing Independents to vote in their primaries in 2016 and 2017. Republicans declined to open their primaries to Independent voters.

Click here to see more details on who can vote Super Tuesday

PROOF OF IDENTITY

Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at their designated precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot.

There are three ways for voters to prove their identity under the law (only one proof of identity is required):

  1. Show a valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government; or
  2. Show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by their County Election Board; or
  3. Sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot. (If the information on the affidavit matches official voter registration records, the ballot will be counted after Election Day.)

KFOR will have complete, up-to-the-minute returns on Tuesday night.

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