Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 for the Kansas School Special Bond 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 place locations in Delaware County for Kansas School Special Bond Election:

Delaware County Polling Places

Precinct    Polling Location    Address

210016    Jay Community Center    429 S. 9th Street

Jay, OK 74346


    Draper Community Center    433 S. Larmon

Colcord, OK 74338


    Kenwood Water Office

(In Kenwood)    1149 County Road 487

Salina, OK 74365


    Leach School

(In Leach)    55979 S 530 Rd.

Rose, OK 74368


    Kansas Community Center    101 S Cherokee

Kansas, OK 74347


    West Siloam Fire Dept.    292 New Life Ranch Rd.

West Siloam, OK 74338