Polls open in Tuesday's Oklahoma runoff election

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Polls are open for Oklahoma voters casting ballots in this year's primary runoff election.

The highest-profile race comes in the 2nd Congressional District, where two Republicans and two Democrats are vying for their parties' nominations. The contests will decide who advances to the November general election in a race to replace the only Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, retiring U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m.

Oklahoma has a closed primary system, so only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote for their own primary candidates. The 26 counties that make up the 2nd District are expected to have the heaviest turnout.

Locally, Pushmataha County will elect a new sheriff Tuesday, and we'll know who'll be on the November ballot for sheriff in Bryan, Coal, and Johnston counties. Plus voters are being asked to consider school bond issues in Madill, Calera, Silo, Lone Grove, and Fox.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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