Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the general 2008, city of Shawnee general runoff  and city of Oklahoma City special. Diana L. Knight, Secretary of the Pottawatomie County election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count.


Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the general 2008, city of Shawnee general runoff  and city of Oklahoma City special. Diana L. Knight, Secretary of the Pottawatomie County election Board, offered voters some tips on how to make their votes count.
Knight said that 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, Knight 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.
Knight also urged voters to take their voter identification cards to the polls with them. 
Voters who are not found in the precinct registry, or voters who disagree 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.
Knight 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 for voting during the day.
 “Anyone who is eligible and in line at the polling place at 7 p.m. Tuesday will be entitled to vote,” she said.
Following is a list of the precinct polling places for Pottawatomie County:                             
• Precinct 2: Calvary Baptist Church, 214. W. Farrall, Shawnee
• Precinct 3: First Church of the Nazarene, 401 N. Market, Shawnee
• Precinct 6:  YMCA west entrance, Saratoga and Hornet
• Precinct 7: University Baptist Church, 2500 N. Kickapoo, Shawnee
• Precinct 9: St. Gregory’s College, 1900 W. MacArthur, Shawnee
• Precinct 11:  Grove School, 2800 N. Bryan, Shawnee
• Precinct 12:  Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 E. Independence, Shawnee
• Precinct 13:  Northridge Church of Christ, 1001 E. MacArthur, Shawnee
• Precinct 15:  Sequoyah School, 1401 E. Independence, Shawnee, (Enter east side).
• Precinct 17:  Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee.
• Precinct 18: Oak Park Church of God, 11 Pesotum, Shawnee
• Precinct 20: Shawnee Mall east entrance near Old Navy, 4901 N. Kickapoo St., Shawnee
• Precinct 21: South Rock Creek School, NS 345 and Hardesty, Shawnee
• Precinct 23: Hazel Dale Baptist Church, 4 3/4 N. of I-40 on U.S. 177, McLoud
• Precinct 24: North Rock Creek School, EW 111 and SH 18, Shawnee
• Precinct 25: Church of Christ Lakeview, 16301 SH 102, Shawnee
• Precinct 26: Bethel Acres Assembly Church, 18509 Bethel Road, Shawnee
• Precinct 27: Pink Town Hall, 22058 Pink Lane, Tecumseh
• Precinct 28: BancFirst, 1213 Gordon Cooper Drive, Tecumseh
• Precinct 29: Tecumseh City Hall, 301 S. Broadway, Tecumseh
• Precinct 30: Tecumseh First Baptist Church, 301 S. Broadway, Tecumseh
• Precinct 31: McLoud Board of Education, 117 N. Main, McLoud
• Precinct 32: Pleasant Home Baptist Church, Mocassin Trail and NS 352, Prague
• Precinct 33: Earlsboro City Hall, Town of Earlsboro, Earlsboro
• Precinct 36: Macomb Community Center, Macomb
• Precinct 37: Tribbey Community Center, SH 102 and Slaughterville Road, Macomb
• Precinct 38: St. Louis City Hall, St. Louis
• Precinct 40: Maud Community Center, 310 W. Main, Maud
• Precinct 41: Asher Community Center, Asher
• Precinct 42: United Methodist Church, 212 E. First, Wanette