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Early voting begins Thursday for School Board Election

Early voting begins Thursday, Feb. 3, for voters in Murray County. Davis residents will decide who moves forward in the election for the Davis School Board seat currently held by Dr. Ryan Oden. His name joins Neeley Bell Barnett and Chad Fielding on this ballot.
If there is one winner, by the majority of the votes, on Feb. 8 there will not be a second election. If two candidates share a majority of the votes in the Feb. 8 election, both of them will move on to the April 5 election.
Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board.
Murray County Election Board Secretary, Tommie Grimes, said early voting is open to all voters.
“You do not need to provide an excuse to vote early. Oklahoma allows early voting for all elections conducted through the State Election Board—from school board and municipal elections to state and federal elections. This is a great option for those who will be out of town on Election Day or who want to avoid long lines,” Grimes said.
Early voting is available Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the County Election Board located at 703 West Eleventh Street, Sulphur. Grimes reminds voters that early voting is not available at polling locations.
The Murray County Election Board is located at 703 West Eleventh Street in Sulphur and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact the Election Board at (580) 622-3800.
Election Day Reminders and Tips
Voters will head to the polls on Feb. 8 to decide a number of issues. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Murray County Election Board Secretary, Tommie Grimes recommends voters with questions about their eligibility or polling place call before Election Day.
“We provide a number of additional services to voters on Election Day, so it can get very busy. If you have any questions, we strongly suggest you call or come by the week before Election Day if possible. If you find that you do have a question on Election Day, however, don’t hesitate to call.”
Grimes says the State Election Board’s OK Voter Portal is the easiest way for voters to verify their registration or locate their polling place. The OK Voter Portal can be found at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp.
The Murray County Election Board reminds voters to bring a current federal or Oklahoma state-issued photo ID, or federally-recognized tribal ID to their polling place. An official Voter Identification Card can also be used as proof of identity. If you forget your ID, you may still cast a provisional ballot by signing an affidavit. Provisional ballots will be verified and counted after Election Day and before the election is certified.

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