Registration Deadline: Voter registration is closed for 24 days before an election. If you apply when registration is closed, your application will be processed when registration reopens after the election.
Party Affiliation: Oklahoma has a closed primary system. Only voters who are registered members of a recognized political party may vote for the party's candidates in primary and runoff primary elections. Registered Independent voters may be eligible to vote in party's primaries and runoff primaries if authorized by the party. For 2018 and 2019, the Democratic Party granted permission for Independents to vote in their primaries and runoff primaries. Independents cannot vote in Republican or Libertarian primaries.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: Must be at least 18 years old
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Oklahoma
Mental Competency: Persons judged incapacitated by a court may not register to vote
Felony Convictions: A convicted felon may not register for a period equal to the time of the original sentence. A convicted felon who has been pardoned may register.
ID Requirements for Voter Registration: To register you must provide one of the following:
-Oklahoma driver's license number;
-Last four numbers of Social Security number;
-Check the box noting you do not have either of these numbers and your County Election Board will tell you how to proceed after they receive the registration application form.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: You can update your Voter Registration Information online
In person: Voter registration applications are available at:
-your County Election Board;
-when you get your driver's license;
-when you apply for assistance at some government agencies;
-Many other public locations.
By mail/ in writing: Download and mail your Voter registration application to the State Election Board. The card is already addressed, but you must add a first-class postage stamp. If you fill out your voter registration application form at a tag agency when you get your driver's license or when you apply for assistance at a government agency, the agency will mail the form to the State Election Board for you.
By fax: Contact your County Board of Elections by phone before sending any faxes.
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Oklahoma online voter tool
Phone: Contact your County Board of Elections.
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee: Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. Information on Special Conditions.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Online: Online Absentee Ballot Application
By mail: Download and mail your absentee ballot applications to your local County Board of Elections. You are not required to use the form, however. You may write a letter to your county election board to apply for absentee ballots. The letter must contain the following information.
-your birth date
-the address at which you are registered to vote
-the election or elections for which you are requesting ballots
-the address to which the ballots should be mailed
In person: you may deliver your own application personally to the county election board office. (You may not deliver an application for another person, however. It's the law.)
By fax: you may fax your absentee ballot applications to your local County Board of Elections.
By email: you may scan your signed application and email it to your county election board.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5 p.m. on Wednesday preceding the election.
Military and overseas voting: For more information on military and overseas voters, click here.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time:
In person: Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available from 9am to 2pm on Saturday. In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when they arrive to vote.
By mail: If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail. An absentee ballot must be received by the county election board before 7:00 p.m. on election day to be counted.
Early voting qualifications: You can vote early at the County Election Board office in the county where you are registered to vote from 8am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, early voting is available from 9am to 2pm on the Saturday before the election. In addition to the regular early voting site at the county election board, the certain counties have additional satellite locations available
Verifying Registration online: verify your registration online
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org
Polling Place: Polling place locator
ID Requirements: The proof of identity law requires every voter who votes in person at the precinct polling place or during early voting at the County Election Board to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. There are three ways to prove your identity:
-County Election Board Voter Identification Card
-Affidavit with provisional ballot
More information on proof of identity for voting in Oklahoma
How to Vote: View Oklahoma's FAQ about voting and voter registration
Problems with voting: Oklahoma's HAVA information
Verifying provisional ballot status: Contact your County Elections Board
Verifying absentee ballot status: Verify your absentee ballot status here