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Early voting begins Thursday, March 31 for voters in Pontotoc County. Voters who will not be able to go to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting in advance with their county election committee. Early voting is open to all voters.

An excuse is not necessary to vote early. Oklahoma allows early voting for all elections held through the state election commission, from school and municipal elections to federal and state elections. This is a great option for those who will be out of town on Election Day.

Early voting is available Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the County Election Board located at 131 W 13, Ada. Early voting is not available at polling stations.

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday April 5 to decide a number of issues. The town of Ada will vote on a proposal to change the way city council members are elected. If approved, the city charter would be changed from the current system in which all council members are elected at large by qualified voters from across the city, to a ward election system in which council members are elected by qualified voters from their respective constituencies. wards, with the exception of the council person at large who remains elected at large. Jami Rinehart and Brooke Baber are on the Allen Board of Education ballot. Derek Claytor and Steven Reese are on the ballot for Asher’s school board. Polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voters who have questions about their eligibility or where to vote can call the Elections Committee office before Election Day. The State Election Board’s OK Voter portal is the easiest way for voters to verify their registration or locate their polling place. The OK Voter portal is available at oklahoma.gov/elections/ovp.

The Pontotoc County Board of Elections reminds voters to bring a federally or Oklahoma State-issued photo ID, or federally recognized tribal ID to advance voting or at their polling station. An official voter identification card can also be used as proof of identity. If you forget your ID, you can still vote provisionally by signing an affidavit. Provisional ballots will be verified and counted after Election Day and before the election is certified.

If you have any questions, please contact the Pontotoc County Board of Elections at 580-332-4534 or pontotoccounty@elections.ok.gov. The County Board of Elections is located at 131 W 13, Ada. Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Election Committee office is open during all early voting overtime hours and on Election Day.

Visit the Pontotoc County website at pontotoc.ok.counties.org. You can also find the Election Committee on Facebook at Pontotoc County Election Committee.

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