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Sheriff’s Race Expected To Draw In Voters

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SALLISAW (KFSM) -- Early voting in Oklahoma kicked off on Thursday (June 23) in the statewide primary.

Early voting will be open on Saturday (June 24) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular voting in the statewide primary will be on Tuesday (June28) from 7a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election officials in Sequoyah County expect the much anticipated sheriff's race to draw in a large voter turnout.

" We had 106 voters yesterday (Thursday) and we got about 50 so far today (Friday)," said Merel Rowe with the Sequoyah County Election Board.

Democratic incumbent  candidate Ron Lockhart will face democratic candidate Roy Coleman.

On the Republican ticket is Greg Peters and Larry Lane.

Rowe said there are more than 20,000 registered voters in Sequoyah  county and he is encouraging those not expecting to vote this election to come out anyway.

"Sometimes we have elections that come out with a tie and if you had come, you could have made a difference. So, your vote is important," he said.

If you're not sure where to vote you can always check with your county's election commission.