Canadian County adds 11 polling places

Voter registration grows to 91,881; some 53,341 new ID cards mailed

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Wanda Armold

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Canadian County has added 11 polling places for the upcoming primary election as voter registration climbs to nearly 92,000.

After redistricting, Canadian County Election Board officials have had to increase the number of voting precincts due to changes in county, state and federal legislative maps – and population growth.

Canadian County has increased from 48 precincts in 44 polling places to 60 precincts in 55 locations.

“We finally have the polling places ‘in place’,” Canadian County Election Board Secretary Wanda Armold said.

Most of the 11 new polling sites are at churches, with others at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno campus and the Canadian County Expo & Event Center.

Canadian County’s election board is thankful to have added these buildings to welcome voters on election day.

“Most of them want to provide the service to their community,” Armold noted.

Elections officials look for places with enough storage space so that precinct inspectors don’t have to haul – and the election board doesn’t have to deliver – some reusable election equipment.

Because of all the changes, the Canadian County Election Board prepared 53,341 new voter identification cards.

“That’s how many cards we’re having to print and mail so people will know that their polling place has changed,” Armold said. “It’s kind-of going to be chaos and a nightmare.”

About 58% of Canadian County’s 91,881 registered voters are impacted.

In many cases, a voter’s precinct number is the same – but the polling place has changed.

Canadian County’s voter registration numbers have increased by more than 50% over the past decade, mirroring its population growth.

The county now has 55,223 Republicans, 19,464 Democrats, 16,132 Independents, and 962 Libertarians registered on its voter rolls.

The 2022 election dates are Tuesday, June 28 (primary election), Aug. 23 (primary run-off) and Nov. 8 (general election).

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VISIT THE VOTER PORTAL

Canadian County voters are encouraged to visit the OK Voter portal on the State Election Board website – elections.ok.gov

There they can type in their last name, first name and date of birth – then hit “find me” – to pull up their voter registration information. This will:

  • Give the voter their polling place location
  • Show if they applied for absentee ballots, and if those ballots have been returned to the election board
  • Allow the voter to look at sample ballots
  • Tell the voter in what districts they live
  • Give the voter options

CANADIAN COUNTY PRECINCTS

Here is an updated list of Canadian County’s voting precincts and new polling places (119, 129, 219, and 229 are “sub”-precincts and 299 is a “zero” precinct):

100 – Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6506 E Hwy 66 – El Reno

102 – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 321 150th St. NE – El Reno

106 (119) – New Hope Baptist Church, 500 N Reformatory Rd. – El Reno

107 (129) – Baymont Inn & Suites, 1707 SW 27th St. – El Reno

110 – Wesley United Methodist Church, 101 S Barker Ave. – El Reno

114 – Canadian County Expo Center, 3001 Jensen Road E – El Reno

116 – Faith Family Church, 1205 Sunset Drive – El Reno

118 – First Free Will Baptist Church, 1501 W Elm St. – El Reno

119 – New Hope Baptist Church, 500 N Reformatory Rd. – El Reno

124 – El Reno Public Safety Center/New Fire Station, 2707 Faith Ave. – El Reno

129 – Baymont Inn & Suites, 1707 SW 27th St. – El Reno

200 – Grace Communion Church, 12201 Ashford Dr. – Yukon

201 – Richland Nazarene Church, 10825 N 6th in Richland community – Yukon

202 – Richland Nazarene Church, 10825 N 6th in Richland community – Yukon

203 – Metroplex Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 10801 N County Line Road – Yukon

204 – Yukon First Church of the Nazarene, 525 E Main St. – Yukon

205 – Westside Christian Church, 10145 N.W. Expressway – Yukon

206 – Bethel Community Church, 4901 N Sara Road – Yukon

207 – Grace Pentecostal Church, 4517 N Sara Road – Yukon

208 – Yukon First United Methodist Church, 400 Elm St. – Yukon

210 – Yukon Fine Arts Center, 850 Yukon Ave. – Yukon

211 (299) – Family Church, 701 N Cemetery Road – Yukon

212 – Covenant Community Church, 2250 Yukon Parkway – Yukon

213 – West Point Christian Church, 1600 S Richland Road – Yukon

214 – Town & Country Christian Church, 2200 S Cornwell Dr. – Yukon

215 – Trinity Baptist Church-Yukon, 620 N Cemetery Rd. – Yukon

216 – Yukon Church, 11715 N.W. 10th St. – Yukon

217 (219) – Sara Road Baptist Church, 2015 N Sara Road – Yukon

218 – Discovery Church, 900 E Main St. – Yukon

220 – Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore Dr. – Yukon

221 – International Pentecostal Assembly Church, 12221 Park Ave. – Yukon

222 – New Life Pentecostal Assembly Church, 2851 S County Line Rd. – Oklahoma City

223 – Canadian Hills Nazarene Church, 11744 W Reno Ave. – Yukon

224 – Canadian Valley Baptist Church, 11500 S.W. 15th St. – Yukon

225 – Joe Cooper Dodge of Yukon, 11001 W Reno Ave. – Yukon

227 – United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10928 S.W. 15th – Yukon

228 – Grace Episcopal Church-Yukon, 720 S Yukon Parkway – Yukon

239 (229) – Stable Rock Baptist Church, 1301 S Cemetery Road – Yukon

300 – Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1100 N Sara Road – Mustang

301 – Mustang Community Center, 1201 N Mustang Road – Mustang

302 – Mustang Nazarene Church, 700 E Hwy 152 – Mustang

303 – Mustang United Methodist Church, 211 W Hwy 152 – Mustang

304 – Mustang Heights Baptist Church, 646 W Hwy 152 – Mustang

305 – The Bridge Assembly of God Church-Mustang (The Endzone), 1116 W Hwy 152 – Mustang

306 – Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, 2243 W Hwy 152 – Mustang

308 – Lakehoma Church of Christ, 2124 W Hwy 152 – Mustang

310 – Church of Christ West Metro, 4900 S Cemetery Road – Yukon

312 – Empowered Church, 601 E Hwy 152 – Mustang

400 – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 407 Kate Boevers Ave. – Union City

403 – Scott Baptist Church, 2455 State Hwy 37 – Hinton

404 – Red Rock United Methodist Church, 250 N Red Rock Rd. – Calumet

406 – New Life Assembly of God Church, 8155 S Hwy 281 – Geary

408 – Calumet Town Hall, 118 W Second St. – Calumet

502 – St. John’s Parish Hall, 521 N Colorado – Okarche

504 – Piedmont United Methodist Church, 2525 N Piedmont Rd., Piedmont

506 – Piedmont First Baptist Church, 15 Jackson Ave. NW – Piedmont

507 – The Bridge Assembly of God Church-Piedmont, 4050 Edmond Rd. NE – Piedmont

SUB, ZERO PRECINCTS

Canadian County has four “sub”-precincts – 119, 129, 219, and 229.

A sub-precinct is an area cut off by district lines with less than 500 registered voters; some as few as 50 voters.

“People who vote in a sub-precinct go into a regular precinct to vote and their ballots are counted on the same voting device – but the votes are counted separately for each precinct,” Armold explained.

“The scan code on the ballot tells the device which precinct it is from and counts the votes correctly for the candidates/question on each type of precinct.”

Canadian County also has one “zero” precinct – 299.

This is a small area cut off by district boundary lines, a pipe yard at Highway 66 and Gregory Road. There are no voters there.

“No ballots are printed for it, and we report it as 0 on election night,” Armold noted.

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