Oklahoma Voter Registration Information

State

VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: You may submit your voter registration application form at any time. However, voter identification cards cannot be issued during the 24 days prior to an election. If your registration application is received by the county election board during the 24 days before an election, you will not receive your voter identification card until 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. However, nonpartisan judicial offices, state questions and county questions often are included in primary elections. All registered voters, including Independents, are entitled to receive those ballots. At general elections, all voters receive the same ballot and may vote for any candidate or question on the ballot.


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: 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: Voter registration application

In person: Voter registration applications are available at:
   -your county election board;
   -post offices;
   -tag agencies;
   -when you get your driver's license;
   -when you apply for assistance at some government agencies;
   -libraries; and
   -Many other public locations.

By mail/ in writing: You may 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 can vote absentee. However, if you are a voter who is physically incapacitated, caring for another who is physically incapacitated you may submit your application by mail, fax or by an agent. Voters in nursing homes may submit their applications by mail, fax or telegraph.


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Online: Absentee ballot applications

In person: Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday before the election.

By mail: 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 name
   -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
   -your signature

Military and overseas voting:
For more information on military and overseas voters, click here.


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Location and time: 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. Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Thursday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when they arrive to vote.


EARLY VOTING

Early voting qualifications: Any voter can vote early at the County Election Board office in the county where you are registered to vote from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thusday and Friday before all elections. For state and federal elections only, you also can vote early from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday before the election. 

Other information for early voting: 
click here.


QUALIFICATIONS

Verifying Registration onlineverify your registration online.

Deciding how to vote: http://votesmart.org/



Polling Place: 
Polling place locator

ID Requirements:You may show any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name, a photograph of you, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting. The law also requires that your name on your proof of identity must match your name in the precinct registry. 

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. Voters who cast provisional ballots are required to fill out and sign an affidavit that explains why their provisional ballot should be counted. Provisional ballots are sealed inside special envelopes and are not put through the voting device. After election day, County Election Board officials will investigate the information provided by the voter on the affidavit and either will approve the provisional ballot for counting or will reject it based on the outcome of that investigation.

Verifying absentee ballot status: Verify your absentee ballot status here.