Heavy voter turnout reported in Oklahoma

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax (ZEER'-is) says heavy voter turnout is being reported across the state.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the general election and Ziriax says long lines were being reported Monday morning at precincts statewide as voters waited to cast their ballots.

Ziriax said it appears the turnout will match the last presidential election when about 67 percent of voters cast ballots in 2008. The state has just more than 2.1 million registered voters.

In addition to the presidential election - voters are deciding congressional races in each of the state's five congressional districts, numerous state House and Senate races and are voting on six state questions.

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