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During voting for Oklahoma's runoff elections, a car pulls into Crown Heights Christian Church in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (William W. Savage III)

Want to skip long lines on Election Day? Oklahomans can vote early at their county election boards Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Early voting runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Locations, phone numbers and secretaries for Oklahoma’s 77 county election boards are listed in the following PDF, which is also available on the Oklahoma State Election Board website:

Oklahoma’s 2018 general Election Day is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Vote absentee if you will be out of town

Today is also the final day that Oklahomans can request absentee ballots, also known as voting by mail.

The request for an absentee ballot can be made online at the link above. Ballots will be sent by mail to the voter. If someone requests an absentee ballot but ultimately does not submit it, he or she can still vote on Election Day but will need to sign an affidavit affirming that the absentee ballot was not submitted.

Need to request time off to vote?

Many Oklahomans who will be working Election Day have the guaranteed right to time off to vote, if they request it by the prior day. The provision does not apply to workers whose shifts begin three hours after polls open or end three hours before polls close.

On Election Day, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Still have questions about candidates?

Voters studying up for their ballots can find NonDoc’s election coverage at www.NonDoc.com/OklahomaElections. The page features primers about statewide races, state questions and some legislative races.

Additionally, NonDoc has now hosted seven political debates involving candidates for statewide or congressional offices. Videos and recaps from those debates can be found on the page as well.

So here’s to the impending culmination of #Election2018. All that’s left to do is make your plan to vote early, vote absentee or vote on Election Day. Either way, it is your chance to participate in your democracy.