Osage County voters will for the first time have the option of voting at a satellite early voting location before the June 26 Primary Election, County Election Board Secretary Kelly Chouteau said.
Those who want to vote early in person can do so June 21-23. Early voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at both the county Election Board office, 630 Kihekah Ave. in Pawhuska, and a new early voting site at First Baptist Church, 825 W Rogers Blvd in Skiatook.
A law allowing some counties in the state to open satellite locations for early voting was expanded by the state Legislature last year to include Osage County, Chouteau said.
Items on the ballot for the June 26 Primary include statewide offices such as Governor, legislative races, district attorneys, judges and a state question. Oklahoma has a closed primary system, however the law allows parties to choose whether to allow Independents to vote in their primaries.
The Democratic Party is the only party that is allowing Independent voters to cast ballots in its primaries this year.
Voters can see a sample ballot for their precinct by using the Online Voter Tool on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website athttp://elections.ok.gov and entering their name and date of birth or at www.osage.okcounties.org for voters who want to get a preview of what will be at stake in the June 26, 2018, Primary Election.
Sample ballots are also available at the Osage County Election Board office. Kelly Chouteau, Secretary of the Osage County Election Board, said that sample ballots can be viewed at the Election Board office, located at 630 Kihekah Ave., Pawhuska, Oklahoma, during regular office hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sample ballots also will be posted outside the precinct polling place on Tuesday so that voters can review them before casting their votes.
For more election-related information, call the Osage County Election Board at (918) 287-3036, e-mail at OsageCounty@elections.ok.gov or visit www.elections.ok.gov or www.osage.okcounties.org