Early voting begins today in Comanche County

Early voting begins today

LAWTON, Ok (RNN Texoma) - Voters were able to cast their votes at the Comanche County Courthouse in Lawton, and at Connection Church in Elgin.
This is the second year for Elgin to provide an early voting location, election officials there encourage all Comanche County voters to come out and vote.

"What we have is the ballots from each of the precincts for Lawton, Cache, the entire Comanche County," said Pamela Burnett, voting inspector in Elgin. "And voters can come to Elgin, if they're in this area, all those from Comanche County, can come here and vote."

There are several state offices up for grabs, but also city offices including Lawton mayor, and also representatives for city council wards 1 and 2.

When coming to vote early, independent party voters may request a democratic ballot.
Just as you would vote on election day, you'll need to bring an ID.
Bringing your voter registration card is also encouraged, but not mandatory.
Election clerks said the most important thing to bring to the polls, is yourself.

"Well the main thing is to just come out and vote," said Melissa Anderson, election clerk at Comanche County Courthouse. "This is the best time to do it. It's nice weather. And we need to see people become interested, more interested than ever before in what's going on because you start here locally and it's, who knows... We've had Lawton people become senators and representatives and so we want everyone to have a voice and make sure they're heard."

Early voting will again be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Election Day is next Tuesday, August 28th... The polls will be open from 7a.m. to 7p.m.
You can find your polling place on the state election board website or by calling your local courthouse

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