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Early Voting Kicks Off in Oklahoma

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BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- Early voting kicked off today in Oklahoma. Deeda Payton took the polls in Bryan County and has more on Friday's turnout.

There was a steady flow of voters all afternoon. The election board says over one hundred people have already cast their ballot.

The polls opened in Durant at eight o'clock this morning for the first day of early voting, and from then on the door didn't stop swinging with people going in and out to make sure they got to vote for the candidates of their choice. "I'm going to be leaving next week, so I had a legitimate excuse, but I always like to vote early," said Janet Reed. "Of course, we are not going to be here Tuesday and we needed to take advantage of early voting," said Gene Robbins. "It's everybody's right to vote, if we don't the same ones would be running it all the time and it'd be chaos," said Jerry Barton.

Bryan County voters say this election is an important one because of the governor's race and the race for the state representative since the incumbent has chosen not to seek re-election.

The polls will be back open at 217 n. 16th in Durant Saturday from eight until one and then Monday from eight until six.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.

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