Who will win?

Early voting continues Friday at the Okmulgee County Election Board for candidates seeking local school and city posts. Ballots can be cast from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today for those wanting to vote early. The election for Henryetta Public School, Okmulgee Public School, Haskell Public School and Weleetka Public School for the Annual Schol Board Election and for the City of Okmulgee Municipal Election will open on Tuesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 7 a.m. at precincts in the county. Anyone in line to vote when the polls close at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot. 


On the ballots in  Okmulgee County are:

Okmulgee School Board Office 3

Mark Tuggle

Leroy Parker


City of Okmulgee 

Councilmember Ward 3

Richard Larabee                Terry Bruce Watkins


Councilmember Ward 4

Javier Ramirez                  Reginald Boudinot


Henryetta School Board  Office 3

David Bullard                   Misty Sweeney


Haskell Schools Board Office 3

Corrie L. Buchanan

Lewis Gonzales

Sheryl McHenry


Weleetka Schools


Bond issue of $200,000 for constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings.

Voters are issued the following reminders for election day:

- Anyone who needs to look up their polling place, verify their registration information, or view a sample ballot can do so online. The Online Voter Tool can be accessed on the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website: www.elections.ok.gov or can call the Okmulgee County Election Board 918-756-2365. Those who vote by mail can also check the status of their ballot using the Online Voter Tool. Sample ballots are also available at the County Election Board office.

- Oklahoma law requires every voter who votes in person at the 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): Show a valid photo ID issued by federal, state, or tribal government; or show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by the County Election Board; or 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.)

- Physically disabled voters who cannot enter the polling place, need help marking their ballots, blind or visually disabled voters and illiterate voters may be assisted by a person the voter chooses. In all cases, a person providing such assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer or an officer or agent of the voter’s union. A person providing assistance also must swear or affirm that the voter’s ballots will be marked in accordance with the voter’s wishes. Alternatively, all blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled voters in Okmulgee County may use the audio-tactile interface (ATI), a feature offered on all Oklahoma voting devices, to vote privately and independently, either at Okmulgee County Election Board during early voting or at their assigned polling place on election day.

- Voters who have moved since the last election, but who have not transferred their voter registration to their new address, may do so on Election Day by going to vote at the polling place where their registration has been in the past. While voting, they may fill out a form instructing the County Election Board to transfer their registration to the new address before the next election.

- Any violation of election law will be reported to the proper law enforcement authorities. Electioneering is not allowed within 300 feet of a ballot box. It is also unlawful to remove a ballot from the polling location, possess intoxicating liquors within half a mile of a polling place or to disclose how you voted while within the election enclosure.

For additional election-related information, visit: www.elections.ok.gov.

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