Voter turnout strong in county

Voter turnout in LeFlore County for the General Election appeared to be "pretty heavy," county Election Board spokesperson said Tuesday afternoon.No problems were reported at any of the county's polling places.Approximately 1,740 people cast in-person absentee ballots at the Election Board on Friday, Saturday and Monday.Almost 500 absentee ballots were cast by mail, the spokesperson said.In addition to choosing between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, voters were deciding a several other races, including representative for Oklahoma's Second Congressional District, state representative, county sheriff, county commissioner in District 2 and several state questions.In Howe, voters were deciding on a proposed 3 percent sales tax to be split between the police and fire departments and filling an unexpired term for the city clerk's office.In Cameron, an initiative proposing a 2 percent sales tax for city government is on the ballot.Polls close at 7 p.m.