Primary Elections for Federal, State and County June 18

Ponca City Now - June 3, 2024 5:46 am

PRIMARY ELECTION REMINDER
Primary elections for federal, state and county candidates are scheduled for June 18, 2024 across the state. On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Early voting will be held Thursday June 13, 2024 and Friday June 14, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday June 15, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A list of early voting locations and the election list are available on the State Election Board website. You can find your polling place using the OK Voter Portal.
Voters are reminded that Oklahoma has modified, closed primaries.
CLOSED PRIMARIES              
In order to participate in a party’s primary election, you must be a registered voter of that party-unless the party opens its primaries to Independent (unaffiliated or “no party”) voters. There are three recognized political parties in Oklahoma: Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian.
For the 2024 to 2025 election years, the Democrat Party has chosen to open its primaries to Independents. The Republican and Libertarian parties have chosen to keep their primaries closed.
Independent voters who wish to vote a Democratic Primary ballot, must request a Democratic Primary ballot whether voting in person or by absentee ballot. Independent voters may not vote a Republican Primary ballot or Libertarian Primary ballot.
HOW PRIMARIES WORK
A primary election is held if more than one candidate from the same recognized political party files for a single office. Candidates who receive the majority of the votes cast for their office in their respective party’s primary election will advance to the general election. If more than two candidates file, and no candidate receives a majority of the votes, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes will advance to the runoff primary election.
If candidates from only one recognized political party file for an office, the elected official will be chosen during the primary election or runoff primary election. (Primary election laws apply.) A general election will not be held. More information about primary elections can be found on the State Election Board website at https://oklahoma.gov/elections.html.
Voters with questions should contact the Kay County Election Board at 580 362 2130 or [email protected] . The Kay County Election Board is located in the Kay County Administration Building at 219 S Main street in Newkirk. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
 

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