Happy Election Day eve!
I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, evaluating Gov. Kevin Stitt’s criminal justice record, diving into election laws and scouring campaign finance reports. Be sure to visit Oklahoma Watch for election coverage throughout the week.
If you’re planning to cast an in-person ballot tomorrow, here are five tips and reminders:
Confirm your polling place. Due to redistricting, you may be required to vote at a new location. You can use the OK Voter Portal to confirm your polling place.
Look at a sample ballot. Using the OK Voter Portal, you can view a sample of state and local races that will appear on your ballot.
Watch the clock. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. If you’re in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.
Check your outfit. State law prohibits voters from wearing clothing that advocates for a certain political candidate.
Bring your ID. Oklahoma requires voters to present a state-issued identification or voter ID card when checking into the polls.
Have election-related questions or story ideas? You can reach me at Kross@Oklahomawatch.org.
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What I’m Reading This Week:
Facing Millions in Attack Ads, Gov. Kevin Stitt Turns to Self-Funding in Governor’s Race: Stitt is using his personal wealth to partially fund his campaign in the final weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 election. Public campaign finance reports show Stitt personally loaned his campaign $985,000 over the weekend, following a $1 million loan on Oct. 7. [The Oklahoman]
At Campaign Stops in Rural Oklahoma, Voters Quiz Stitt over School Vouchers: Stitt continuously fielded questions from voters about his school voucher plan in towns like Seiling, Vici, Woodward and Watonga during a day-long trip through Western Oklahoma on Oct. 28. Recent polling from Oklahoma City-based consulting firm Amber Integrated shows Stitt with an eight-point lead over Democratic Challenger Joy Hofmeister outside of the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. [The Frontier]
During DUI arrest, Rep. Ryan Martinez Made False Statements, Offered to Call Stitt and O’Connor: The Republican from Edmond initially misled officers about where he had been and how many drinks he had consumed, minimized the distance he was planning to drive home and falsely claimed the Legislature was in “probably like three special sessions.” [NonDoc]
Oklahoma Governor’s Race Swamped by $12 Million in Independent Expenditures: Independent expenditures, most of it from untraceable sources, have far outpaced Joy Hofmeister and Kevin Stitt’s own campaigns’ spending. [Tulsa World]
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