Voting Has Begun

FDR_in_1933-lores“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Voting in the 2014 county, state and congressional elections officially started this morning.

Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, registered voters began casting ballots in our county at the Payne County Election Board, 315 West 6th in Stillwater. In truth, voting began weeks ago for those who vote absentee by mail, but this is the first time you can walk in and cast a ballot in person.

Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. you can walk into the Election Board on the second floor of the county building on the southeast corner of Duck and Sixth, get a ballot that’s appropriate for where you live and make decisions about our future. If you procrastinate, you’ll have to go to your precinct to vote next Tuesday, June 24th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

You can use the Oklahoma State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool to confirm your registration, find your polling place, track your absentee ballot, or view a sample ballot. If you’re a Democrat, your choices are pretty simple.

We’ve included all the links we could find to the U.S. Senate and Superintendent of Public Instruction primary candidates pages on our candidates page. We don’t tell you who to vote for, but we do want you to have the ability to make informed decisions.

I have already voted, but I probably wouldn’t tell you how I voted because it’s your choice. I’ve already made mine.

Dennis Whiteman, Chair
Payne County Democrats