It’s too late to vote by mail-in absentee ballot for Tuesday’s Runoff Primary Election, but there’s still time to cast absentee ballots in person.
Early voting by in-person absentee ballot will be available at the Pittsburg County Election Board office on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
The early voting for qualified registered voters will be available from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday at the Pittsburg County Election Board Office at 109 E. Carl Albert Parkway, Room 101.
Plans then call for regular polling places to be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for the runoff election.
Typically, some voters utilize the early, in-person voting.
“It seems to be helpful to some people,” said Pittsburg County Election Board Secretary Cathy Thornton.
Only two races are on the runoff ballot — to select the Democratic and the Republican nominee for the District 2 U.S. House seat.
In the Democratic race, Rob Wallace, of Fort Gibson, and Wayne Herriman, of Muskogee, are vying for the right to face the GOP candidate as well an Independent candidate during the Nov. 6 General Election.
Wallace has served as the district attorney for Latimer and LeFlore counties, as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and as an assistant district attorney for District 18, which includes Pittsburg and Haskell counties.
Herriman has been identified as an agricultural businessman with a seed-selling operation.
The Republican race pits Markwayne Mullin, who runs the Mullin Plumbing Co., against George Faught, a three-term state representative from Muskogee.
The two winners will face each other, along with Independent candidate, Michael Fulks, of Heavener, during the Nov. 6 General Election.
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