If you'd like to put this nasty election season behind you, then do what more than 3 thousand Tulsa County voters have already done. They've already voted.
States from Florida to Iowa are showing a trend develop with absentee voting. Convenience is a driving factor. Thousands of absentee ballots have already been mailed from the Election Board. It's a simple process that starts with a form.
Evelyn Pither is at the election board to weigh her options.
"Because I believe in early voting."
You see, Evelyn has trouble standing for long periods.
"The line was outside and all around the building."
And she's not up for the voting lines on election day. So Evelyn's leaning towards Absentee voting.
"For people who have physical challenges, it's the answer really."
Other absentee voters are like David Good. He just learned he'd be gone on election day so applying for absentee voting became a priority.
"It was instant, I knew the date on the calendar when I'd leave and I was like, oh, election day, I'm gonna miss out, I can't miss out," says David Good.
Ten thousand five-hundred absentee ballots have been mailed out in Tulsa County so far. One reason is convenience.
"And then there are people who just don't want to go to the poll, knowing that it's going to be a busy day at the poll that they'll just vote absentee and avoid the crowd," says Patty Bryant, Election Board Secretary.
Another category of absentee voters are those who see the absence of civility continue to erode.
"I think for more and more people it is about making a decision and putting it away," says Michael Brose, with the Tulsa Mental Health Association.
Maybe they're fed up with present day politics' evil nature and practice.
"The messages aren't just about hey vote for me, it's also about if you don't vote for me, doom and gloom and that stresses people out."
October 31st is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. You have to turn in by 7pm by election day.
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