DELAWARE COUNTY - Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, for the Annual School Elections. Delaware County Election Board Secretary Dixie Smith offered voters tips on how to make their votes count.

Smith said that a valid ballot marking—a filled-in box (in either blue or black ballpoint ink)—is important. If voters make mistakes marking their ballots, Smith said they should not try to correct those errors. Instead, a voter should return the spoiled ballot to precinct officials, who will destroy it and issue a new ballot to the voter.

Smith also urged voters to take their voter identification cards with them to the polls. “Your voter ID card (issued by the County Election Board) can help precinct officials find your name in the Precinct Registry, and it may help them resolve the problem if you are not listed in the Registry for some reason,” Smith explained. Alternatively, voters can bring an unexpired photo ID card issued by the U.S. government, the state of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government.

Voters without ID, or whose names are not found in the Precinct Registry, or voters who disagree with the information shown in the Registry, may always 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 that voters who want to get through the line quickly should vote at mid-morning or mid-afternoon, because those usually are the two slowest periods.

"Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday will be entitled to vote," the Delaware County Election Board Secretary added.

Following is a list of the precinct polling places and the appropriate ballot(s) for each location in the Annual School Elections on February 11, 2014:

Delaware County Polling Places

Precinct 2 Bernice Senior Citizens Building, NTC School Board

Precinct 3 Monkey Island Fire Dept., NTC School Board

Precinct 4 Hickory Grove Fire Dept., NTC School Board

Precinct 5 St. Andrews Episcopal Church, NTC School Board

Precinct 6 Cowskin Fire Department #1, NTC School Board

Precinct 7 1st United Methodist Church, NTC School Board

Precinct 8 Butler Baptist Church, NTC School Board

Precinct 9 Independent Baptist Church, NTC School Board

Precinct 10 Jay Community Center, Kansas School Board,NTC School Board

Precinct 11 Bible Baptist Church, NTC School Board

Precinct 12 Zena Community Center, NTC School Board

Precinct 14 1st Assembly of God Church in Jay, NTC School Board

Precinct 15 Assembly of God Church in Topsy, Kenwood School Board, NTC School Board, Spavinaw School Board

Precinct 16 Jay Community Center, Kansas School Board, NTC School Board

Precinct 17 Eucha Fire Dept., Kenwood School Board, NTC School Board

Precinct 18 Mt. Hermon Church Rec. Bldg., Colcord School Board, NTC School Board

Precinct 19 Colcord Church of Christ, Colcord School Board, Kansas School Board, NTC School Board

Precinct 20 Kenwood Water Office, Kansas School Board, Kenwood School Board, NTC School Board

Precinct 21 Leach First Baptist Church, Kansas School Board, NTC School Board, Oaks School Board

Precinct 22 Kansas Community Center, Kansas School Board, NTC School Board, Oaks School Board

Precinct 23 West Siloam Fire Dept., Colcord School Board, NTC School Board

*NTC – Northeast Technology Center