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June 24, 2014

Vote will seat several officials

NORMAN — Today’s election will seat several officials statewide, and Republican candidates crowd the primary ballots across the state. In Norman, a non-partisan city council race also will be determined.

Voters in the city’s Ward 2 will decide between council candidates Aleisha Karjala and Clint Williams. Karjala and Williams are the survivors of a four-way race for the open council seat being vacated by council member Tom Kovach who announced prior to filing that he would not seek re-election.

While the city council race has not had the headline coverage given to U.S. Senate race candidates vying for Sen. Tom Coburn’s open seat, the race has, in its own way, been just as spirited.

Williams and Karjala kept it clean, refusing to so much as bad-mouth each other in Facebook postings, but both have campaigned hard, knocking doors and getting to know their neighbors.

Karjala received the support of candidate Matthew Leal who didn’t make it beyond the initial election earlier this spring.

Williams received the support of the local branch of the International Association of Fire Fighters union. On Monday, Williams said a half-dozen firefighter union members helped him place 450 door hangers in about two hours. The hangers included Williams’ campaign information and reminded folks to get out and vote today.

“It was amazing,” Williams said. “Let me tell you, firefighters run. They get out of the car and they run, they don’t walk. We had a really fun time today.”

· Early voting: Voters have already been making their voice heard in the county, state, and federal races.

“We had 1,080 early voters and 299 of those were at our new remote site,” said Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Bryant Rains.

The remote site was located at the Moore Norman Technology Center’s South Penn Campus in Oklahoma City. Early voting was also conducted as usual at the Cleveland County Election Board office in Norman.

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