Super Tuesday is finally here with 661 Republican delegates up for grabs and 865 delegates for Democrats.
Oklahoma voters will be joined by thosed from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Caucuseds will be held for Republicans in Alaska, and Democrats in Colorado.
One US territory, American Samoa, will hold Democratic caucuses.
KRMG wants you to be ready so take check below for tips, information, and sample ballots for this VERY important election day.
The Tulsa county election board provided the following information to make your Super Tuesday go smooth.
BE PREPARED AND KNOW YOUR POLLING PLACE
Study the candidates before going to the polls. Look at your sample ballot using the election board’s Online Voter Tool here. You can also use the tool to find your polling place or track the status of your absentee ballot.
ELECTION DAY VOTING
Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Lines at the polls are longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours – usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
KNOW WHO CAN VOTE IN PRIMARIES
Oklahoma has a modified closed primary system. Normally, only those registered in a party are allowed to vote in the party’s primaries and runoff primaries. However, the law allows recognized parties to notify the Oklahoma State Election Board if they want to let Independent voters participate in their primaries. The Democratic Party is allowing Independents to vote in their primaries in 2016 and 2017. Republicans declined to open their primaries to Independent voters.
PROOF OF IDENTITY
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):
1. Show a valid photo ID issued by the federal, state, or tribal government; or
2. Show the free voter identification card issued to every voter by their County Election Board; or
3. 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.)