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Election 2012

June 19, 2012

Races slated for Payne County primary elections

STILLWATER, Okla. — As part of the extended election calendar, area residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote in the primary for state, national and local elections this November.

No incumbent state legislators in the region drew opponents, but voters in and around Payne County will decide primary races for Oklahoma’s 3rd Congressional District, a seat on the Corporation Commission and various county offices.

In some cases such as the Payne County Commission District 2 race, the primary will decide the winner of the election outright because there is no Democrat challenger. The runoff primary election will be Aug. 28 if needed, and the general election will be Nov. 6.

Last year the State Legislature approved a requirement for all voters to have an identification card.

Any document used to prove ID must include a voter’s name, a photograph of that person and have an expiration date that makes it valid at the time of the election. The ID must be issued by the federal government, state government or a federally recognized Indian tribe or nation. The law also requires the name on the ID to match that in precinct registry.

Acceptable forms of identification include an Oklahoma driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport or military identification.

According to the Oklahoma Election Board, a state identification card for those above age 65 that do not have an expiration date or the free voter identification cards issued by county election boards can also be used to vote in accordance with state law even though neither fits all of the requirements of voter name, picture and expiration date.

Early in-person voting can be done Friday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at area county election boards. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.


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