The Norman Transcript

February 27, 2013

Early voting for Moore and Rose State starts Friday

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Early voting for Ward 1 of the city of Moore election and Rose State College District special election begins at 8 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. on Friday at the County Election Board office, 641 E. Robinson, Norman.

“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they arrive.  They are not required to state a reason for voting in-person absentee,” Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Jim Williams said. “They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they will not vote at their polling places on Election Day.”  

Ward 1 roughly constitutes the southeast third of the city of Moore. The largest of the three wards with approximately eight and half square miles, Ward 1 also has the least frontage on Interstate 35 extending from Main Street to South 19th Street and only on the east side of the Interstate. Three men are seeking the Ward 1 city council seat in Moore.

Incumbent Robert Krows has been the head wrestling coach at Moore Junior High for nine years and is a graduate of Moore High School.

Carl D. Britton Jr. is the founder and president of In Their Face Marketing LLC. He is an Oklahoma native, originally from Del City, a professional speaker and the author of the book, “Facebook for Independent Pharmacy.”

Eric E. Beu is a former candidate for State Representative for House District 53. Beu withdrew from that race following a challenge from eventual winner Mark McBride.

The special election for Rose State is for a $21.9 million bond to provide funds for  capital improvements, including “constructing, purchasing, improving and equipping real property and buildings,” according to the ballot language.

 Williams said when early voters cast ballots at the Election Board Office the Absentee Voting Board verifies a voter registration information, checks the voter identification, and then issues a ballot.  

The voter marks the ballot in a voting booth and then puts them in the voting device.  

“It is very much like voting at a precinct polling place,” said Williams.

During these days, drive-through voting assistance will also be available for voters who are not physically able to enter the polling place.

For more information, contact the County Election Board office or call 366-0210 or online at