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Voter Information 

 

November 6, 2018, General Election

The last day to register is Friday, October 12, 2018

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Early voting begins Thursday, November 1, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

 

THE ABC'S OF REGISTERING TO VOTE!

To be eligible to vote in Oklahoma you must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Oklahoma
  • Not convicted of a felony, or if you have been convicted, a period of time equal to the original judgment and sentence has expired
  • Not adjudged to be an incapacitated person prohibited from voting

 

Registering to Vote:

When you register to vote you will need to provide your identification with your application. You can enter your Oklahoma driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the form.

You must sign and date the oath printed on the form. When you sign the voter registration application you swear you are eligible to vote.

 

When voting in person you will need proof of identification:

Proof of identity documents for voting must have been issued by the United States government, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government.

The document used for proof of identity for voting must contain the following information:

  • The name of the person to whom it was issued
  • A photograph of the person to whom it was issued
  • An expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely

Examples include:

  • An Oklahoma driver's license
  • State identification card
  • A U.S. passport
  • Military identification
  • A voter identification card received by mail from the County Election Board when you registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph or an expiration date.

If you do not have proof of identity, you may only vote by provisional ballot. When you cast a provisional ballot you will be required to fill out and sign an affidavit swearing or affirming you are the person identified on the precinct voter registry. Your provisional ballots will be sealed inside a special envelope and not put through the voting device.

After election day, County Election Board officials will review the information you provided on the affidavit and if it matches your voter registration information they will count your ballot. If the information you provided does not match your voter registration information your vote will be rejected.

 

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. A valid application must therefore be postmarked or delivered to either a motor license agency or designated voter registration agency more than 24 days prior to an election in order for you to participate in the election.

 

Verify your Voter's Status:

To verify your voter registration status, you can use your state's tool, or contact your board of elections.

 

Vote by Mail - Absentee Voting:

Any registered voter in Oklahoma may vote by absentee ballot. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is always 5:00 pm on Wednesday preceding the election. You can apply for an absentee ballot online here. However, you are not required to use the form. 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(s) for which you are requesting ballot(s)
  • The address where ballot(s) should be mailed
  • Your signature

You may apply for absentee ballots for one election, for several elections or for all elections in which you are eligible to vote during the calendar year in which the application is submitted. You may mail your absentee ballot application to the county election board, fax it, send it via telegram or deliver it personally to the county election board office. However, you may not deliver an application for another person. 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 pm on Election Day to be counted.

If you become incapacitated after 5:00 pm on the Tuesday preceding an election, you may receive an absentee ballot through special emergency procedures. You must make a written request to the county election board. The request must be accompanied by a statement from a doctor stating you are incapacitated and will be unable to vote in person on Election Day. Your request and the doctor's statement must be taken to the county election board office by the person you choose. This person becomes your agent. The county election board can provide a form to be used for both your request and the doctor's statement. The agent will receive your ballot and will deliver it to you. After you mark the ballot, the agent must return it to the county election board office before 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.

 

Overseas and/or Military Voting:

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Uniformed services and overseas voters who want to receive absentee ballots for the Oklahoma General Election  must submit a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form to the County Election Board in the county of their voting residence. The Federal Post Card Application form and instructions for submitting it in Oklahoma may be found here: http://www.fvap.gov/oklahoma 

 

Early Voting:

For more information on times and locations contact your county clerk. In person absentee voting will be available at your County Election Board on Thursday (8am to 6pm), Friday (8am to 6pm) before each election. If it is a Federal or State election, in person absentee voting will also be available on the Saturday (9am to 2pm) before the election.

 

Candidate and Ballot Measure Information:

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

 

QUICK REFERENCES:

Make sure you always know when elections are happening, and have the information you need to vote with confidence. Sign up at Turbo Vote to receive election reminders, get registered to vote and apply for your absentee ballot!

 

Oklahoma Voter Registration Website

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**Notice to registered Independent (no party) voters: The Democratic Party has opted to allow Independent voters to vote in its Primary and Runoff elections in 2018 and 2019. No other recognized political party opted to allow Independent voters to vote in Primary or Runoff elections. Independent voters can view sample ballots on the Online Voter Tool for all elections in which they are eligible to vote, including Democratic Primaries.**


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