Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 for the Special Election and Dixie Smith, Secretary of the Delaware County Election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count.

Smith said a valid marking —a filled-in arrow—is shown on posters at the polling place and inside the voting booths.  If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, Smith said they should not try to correct those errors.  Instead, voters should return the spoiled ballot to the Precinct Officials, who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.

Smith also urged voters to take their Voter Identification Cards to the polls with them.  “Your voter identification card can help Precinct officials find your name in the Precinct Registry and it may also help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the Precinct Registry.”

Voters whose names are not found in the Precinct Registry, or a voter who disagrees with the information shown in the Registry, may need to cast a provisional ballot.  A provisional ballot is sealed in a special envelope and counted after Election Day if the voter’s information can be verified by the County Election Board.

Smith said voters who want to get through the line quickly should vote mid-morning or mid-afternoon, because those usually are the two slowest periods for voting during the day.

 “Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote,” she added.

Following is a list of the precinct polling places open in the Special Election:

Delaware County Polling Places

Precinct     Polling Location    Address

210001

    Cleora School

    451358 E 295 Rd

Afton, OK 74331

210002    Bernice Senior Citizens Building    211 Broadway

Bernice, OK 74331

210003

    Monkey Island Fire Dept.

(In Port Duncan)    56298 E 295 Rd

Monkey Island, OK 74331

210004

    Hickory Grove Fire Dept.    59700 E 250 Rd

Grove, OK 74344

210005

    Grove Community Center    104  W 3rd Street

Grove, OK 74344

210006

    Cowskin Community Bldg.

(3mi E & 1mi N on Hwy 10)    65701 E 280 Rd.

Grove,  OK 74344

210007

    1st United Methodist Church    1005 Leisure Rd.

Grove, OK 74344

210008

    Butler Baptist Church

    65000 E 335 Rd.

Grove, OK 74344

210009

    Independent Baptist Church    11th and Grand

Grove, OK 74344

210011

    Chopper Heights Rec. Bldg.    434 Chopper Court

Grove, OK 74344

210012

    Zena Community Center    36000 S 575 Rd.

Jay, OK 74346

210014

    1st Assembly of God Church

(In Jay)    908 N. Main

Jay, OK 74346

210015

    Assembly of God Church

(In Topsy)    40867 S 510 Rd.

Eucha, OK 74342

210016    Jay Community Center    429 S. 9th Street

Jay, OK 74346

210017

    Eucha Fire Dept.    7024 E 432 Rd.

Eucha, OK 74342

210018

    Mt. Hermon Church Rec. Bldg.

(6 miles E of Jay)    18035 E 420 Rd.

Jay, OK 74346

210019

    Draper Community Center    433 S. Larmon

Colcord, OK 74338

210020

    Kenwood Water Office

    1149 County Road 487

Salina, OK 74365

210021

    Leach 1st Baptist Church

    5804 US Hwy 412 Alt

Rose, OK 74368

210022

    Kansas Community Center    101 S Cherokee

Kansas, OK 74347

210023

    West Siloam Fire Dept.    292 New Life Ranch Rd.

West Siloam, OK 74338