State Election Board Secretary tackles questions on absentee voting, election security

As of Friday afternoon, the state had received a record-shattering 260,000+ requests for absentee ballots

TULSA — The 2020 general elections will set records nationwide for absentee voting, in a year in which a volatile mixture of politics and pandemic has led many to worry about fraud or cyberattacks that could compromise the results.

Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax told KRMG Thursday that the state is well-positioned to handle a surge in mail-in absentee ballots, and has stringent measures in place to fend of potential attacks.

Listen to a special, “In Depth Hour” on KRMG Friday morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central.

For a preview, here are breakdowns of the absentee voting system in Oklahoma, and how election security works in the state.

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