Election Board

Pontotoc County Election Board

Cathleen Branscum
Election Board Secretary
Cathleen Branscum
Cathleen Branscum
Election Board Secretary
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Chelsea Eaves
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Brenda Ingle
Clerk
Brenda Ingle
Brenda Ingle
Clerk

Early voting will be held at the Pontotoc County Election Board office at 131 W. 13 in Ada on June 23-25.

Early voting will be held on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday voting will be 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


REMINDER: Oklahoma is a closed primary state. In primaries, only Republicans may vote a Republican ballot. Democrats receive a Democratic ballot. There is no Libertarian ballot this election as no Libertarians filed for office. The State Democratic party has voted to allow Independents to vote a Democratic ballot.

All voters may vote on the County Question: "Shall sales of alcoholic beverages on Sundays by retail spirit licensees be allowed in Pontotoc, County Oklahoma?"


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Last day to change political affiliation (change your party) is March 31, 2022. By State law, there is a held period between April 1 and August 31. No change of party requests can be activated during that time period.

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The Pontotoc County Election Board is responsible for maintaining voter registration records and for the conduct of all federal, state, county, municipal, school elections in Pontotoc County.

The Election Board is composed of three members: Laura Pounders, Democrat (Chairman); Gloria Jean McGehee, Republican (Vice-Chairman); and Cathleen Branscum, Secretary. Alternates for the Election Board are Karen White, Democrat; Johnathon Summers, Republican.

The Secretary is charged with the duty of the daily operations of the Election Board Office. Some specific duties include printing, testing and distributing election ballots and programs, appointing and training precinct officials, and tallying and certifying official election results. The Secretary provides public information for all election-related activities.

In addition to the regular office hours, there are times during an election cycle that the County Election Board office must be open additional hours.


  • Candidate Filing Period: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Contest of Candidacy Period (two days following the Candidate Filing Period): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Last day to apply for Absentee Ballots (the Tuesday before Early Voting begins): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting):
    • Thursday and Friday before Election Day: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for all elections
    • Add Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for State and Federal elections
  • Election Day: 6:30 a.m. until all tasks have been completed on election night
  • Contest of Election Period (Wednesday-Friday following an election): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Commissioners

District 1 Gary Starns
Pct. #25, 51, 52, 53, 56, 60, 64

District 2 Danny Davis
Pct. #31, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67

District 3 Justin Roberts
Pct. #13, 16, 22, 54, 55, 63, 65


State Representative: Dist. 25: Ronny Johns ----- All Precincts in the County
State Senator: Dist. 13: Greg McCortney ----- All Precincts in the County
US Representative: Dist. 4: Tom Cole ----- All Precincts in the County

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