Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27th, for the Primary Election, and Kimberly Sloat, Secretary of the Texas County Election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count.
Sloat said that a valid marking---a filled-in arrow---is shown on posters at the polling place and inside the voting booths. If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, Sloat said they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, voters should return the spoiled ballot to the Precinct Officials, who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.
Sloat also urged voters to take their voter identification cards with them to the polls. "Your voter identification card can help Precinct Officials find your name in the Precinct Registry, and it may also help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the Precinct Registry."
Voters whose names are not found in the Precinct Registry, or a voter who disagrees with the information shown in the Registry, may need to cast a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after election day if the voter's information can be verified by the County Election Board.
Sloat said that voters who want to get through the line quickly should vote around mid-morning or mid-afternoon, because those usually are the two slowest periods for voting during the day.
"Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote," she added.
Following is a list of the precinct polling places in Tuesday's Primary election:
PRECINCT 101: Hooker American Legion Building, 111 N Swem St., Hooker
PRECINCT 102: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5402 Memory Lane, Guymon
PRECINCT 104: Tyrone City Hall, Florence & Main Sts, Tyrone
PRECINCT 105: Methodist Church Ed Bldg, Baker
PRECINCT 106: Adams Homemaker's Bldg, 215 S 6th St, Adams
PRECINCT 107: Hardesty High School, 5th & Crawford Sts, Hardesty
PRECINCT 201: First Assembly of God Church, 804 NE 12th St., Guymon
PRECINCT 202: Texas County Conservation District, 601 SE 5th St., Guymon
PRECINCT 205: Texas County Activity Center, 5th & Sunset Ln., Guymon
PRECINCT 206: Straight School, Straight
PRECINCT 207: Optima City Hall, 4th & Lincoln Sts, Optima
PRECINCT 302: Eva Community Center, Section 19-04N-11E
PRECINCT 303: Texhoma Community Center, 203 S. Main, Texhoma
PRECINCT 304: Goodwell Community Center, 122 S Main St., Goodwell
PRECINCT 305: Guymon City Hall, 219 NW 4th St., Guymon