TULSA - The schedule for early voting in Oklahoma has shifted, and Thursday the Tulsa County Election Board will allow ballots to be cast a full five days before the official election day for the first time.
Previously, early voting took place on Fridays and Mondays, with some hours set aside on Saturdays for state and federal elections.
The new law moves early voting to Thursdays and Fridays, with no early voting available on Mondays.
There will still be some early voting on Saturdays in state and federal elections, but next week's election is a special election, meaning no Saturday voting.
The intent of the new voting calendar is to give election board workers more time on Monday to prepare for the Tuesday vote.
Hours for early voting on Thursday and Friday will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa County Election Board, 555 N. Denver Ave.
Polls for Tuesday's election will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Voters with questions can call (918) 596-5780 or visit the Tulsa County Election Board website.