Happy Valentine Election Day!

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It's school election day in Oklahoma, the first election for our new ballot scanners, the first election for newly drawn precincts. 73 of the 77 counties have at least one precinct open for an election.

Don't forget: The Voter ID law is in effect, so you'll need your voter ID card, driver's license, or other government issued ID.

House District 71 (roughly 21st to 81st, Lewis to Riverside) has Republican and Democrat primaries for the special election to replace former State Rep. Dan Sullivan. Katie Henke, a Republican, is my favorite candidate in that race -- her husband, Frazier Henke, is a good friend of mine, and I'm honored to be a part of her campaign team.

Every school district in the state has at least one school board seat up for election every year, but few are contested. Here in Tulsa County there are school board races in Tulsa (District 5, in the midtown/Edison High School area; Bruce Niemi's my pick), Skiatook, and Berryhill; bond issues in Jenks, Owasso, and Union. Elsewhere in the Tulsa area, there are school board races in Catoosa, Claremore, Wagoner, and Sapulpa.

Tulsa County Election Board has a precinct locator to help you find which districts you're in and where you should vote. The Tulsa County Election Board phone number is (918) 596-5780.

Rogers County Election Board has a brand-new website. The phone number is (918) 341-2965. Rogers County has had an especially tough time getting voters sorted into new precincts and getting new ID cards out, as the county adopted two different E-911 addressing schemes in a short succession. Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody has done an outstanding job of pulling it all together and doing so on a shoestring budget.

Tonight, for the first time, we'll be able to watch results come in precinct-by-precinct, and actually know which precincts are reporting. As soon as a precinct's ballot box arrives at the county election board, the results will be uploaded and tabulated. You'll be able to look at totals for any race in the state and drill down to individual precincts. Eventually -- hopefully in time for the presidential primary in three weeks -- they will have precinct maps as well as county maps showing results.

Tulsa County results by precinct

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Roy said:

We were among the first dozen voters at our precinct. Did not like the new ballot scanner we got to use. 3 of us voting, with one ballot for the state house, one for the school board, 6 ballots, and reader fail on 3. Bet the poll folks had a fun day.

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