A new Oklahoma law allows for early voting for the Nov. 4 general election beginning Oct. 30. The law changes 'early' voting to the prior Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before the regular voting Tuesday. The new law took effect Nov. 1, 2013. Now, early voting begins on Thursday and continues on Friday and Saturday, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osburn explained. She pointed out that early voting is no longer conducted on Monday. The new law also adjusts the hours for Saturday in-person absentee voting. Saturday voting now takes place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Osburn explained that during federal and state elections such as on Nov. 4, voter turnout is often heavier and providing early voting on Saturday gives voters an additional opportunity to vote before election day. More information about absentee voting in Oklahoma, as well as other election-related information, is available at www.elections.ok.gov.
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