Voters Head To Polls For Day 2 Of Early Voting

Friday, October 30th 2020, 6:51 am
By: Caleb Califano

Oklahoma County -

County election boards across the state are preparing for another busy day of early voting.

Cars were lined up for at least a mile Thursday to get to the Oklahoma County location.

Lines were busy across Oklahoma for day one. Some people waited hours before casting their ballot.

Friday morning, some people got to the Oklahoma County location as early as midnight, others tried to come Thursday but decided to come Friday morning after seeing the long lines.

"There was a line yesterday that went all the way to the freeway. So we wanted to get here and make sure we were first in line," said early voter Michelle Ramirez.

Looking at the latest numbers from the State Election Board, more than 50,000 people casted an early vote Thursday. That includes more than 28,000 Republicans and 17,000 Democrats. Those numbers should be updated Friday at 12 p.m.

In a press conference, the State's top officials said polling places have top priority for power restoration, and that outages at election locations are considered a critical emergency.

Doors open Friday at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.