Medicaid Expansion Among Questions On Ballot For Oklahoma Election Day


Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 5:40 am
By: Amy Kauffman


TULSA, Okla. -

Oklahoma’s election day will see a big issue on the ballot that could expand Medicaid if approved.

State Question 802 would provide health coverage for Oklahomans 18 to 65 who make less than $15,000 a year.

Many supporters said this will give the state more federal money to pay for Medicaid that we are already paying for. Opponents said the cost would be enormous to the state.

802 will be on everyone's ballot today, then each county has some different races to decide on.

In Tulsa County, there's several open seats for the house and the senate on the ballot, along with a runoff for the democratic candidate for U.S. Congress District 1. The runoff is between Mark Keeter Kojo and Asamoa-Caesar. The winner could face incumbent Kevin Hern and independent Evelyn Rogers in November.

Polls are open at June 30 at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m.

To see if your polling place is available, you can visit the Oklahoma Election Board website here.

A sample ballot can also be found here.

Officials said workers will be taking proper COVID-19 precautions.