Ziriax Offers Tips On The Voting Experience
Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax and his staff offer today a few tips to make your voting experience tomorrow less stressful.
Study the candidates and the State Questions before going to the polls. Print the text of the State Questions at http://elections.ok.gov. Get a sample ballot at your county election board.
Voting will go faster if you make notes about how you plan to vote – and take those notes with you to the polls. (Remember: you can only use these notes yourself. It is against the law to share with other voters.)
KNOW YOUR POLLING PLACE
If you’re not sure where to vote, you can find and print a map of your polling place using the Polling Place Locator on the State Election Board’s website: http://elections.ok.gov. Or, call your county election board.
Give yourself plenty of time to vote on Election Day, and plan for long lines if voter turnout is heavy – especially in heavily populated areas and during peak voting hours before work, during the lunch hour, and after work.
VOTE DURING OFF-PEAK HOURS
Lines at the polls will be shorter during “off-peak” voting hours – usually from 9AM – 11AM and 1:30PM-4PM.
Voting is both a right and a civic responsibility. Take joy in knowing that, by voting, you are making your voice heard in our representative Republic.