Large Lines Form In Oklahoma Precincts For Election Day


Tuesday, November 3rd 2020, 2:27 pm
By: News 9, Tevis Hillis


Voters across the state are reporting long lines at polling stations.

The lines are a combination of COVID-19 precautions and large turnout.

News 9 took video at precinct 102 in Oklahoma City of voters waiting to vote on Tuesday.

At the Church of the Servant near 150th and MacArthur, lines were still long with less than two hours left at the polls.

News 9 heard of reports of some people having waited more than four hours to cast their ballots.

The line snaked back and forth across the lawn.

Two different precincts vote at this church.

For precinct 139, the four hour line.

But, if you live in precinct 140, no wait at all.

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, voted at this precinct.

He said he is encouraged by people who are in line and not quitting.

He hopes to see this wonderful turnout into the night and offers this advice.

"You don't have to be through the line by 7. You just have to be in line by 7," Lankford said. 

The election board said early voting broke records as early as noon Tuesday. More than 451,000 people already voted.