MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

January 11, 2014

Early voting draws 94 ballots

Muskogee County election officials reported 94 voters cast absentee ballots during the two-day in-person voting period in advance of Tuesday’s municipal elections.

Kelly Beach, Muskogee County Election Board secretary, said 39 voters cast ballots  Thursday. Another 55 voters cast early ballots Friday.

“The fact that 39 people voted on Thursday really is kind of impressing,” Beach said, noting this is the first municipal election here since the rules were changed in November to feature early voting on Thursdays. “That shows me people are paying attention anyway.”

Because of the new election provisions that changed the dates of in-person absentee voting, there will be no early voting Monday. Precinct polling in an election that features four City Council races will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks