Voting in Oklahoma

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Presidential Primary Election

03/05/2024
Election Date
02/09/2024
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail - postmarked, in-person, online)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

02/19/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
03/05/2024
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

02/29/2024
Early Voting Begins
03/02/2024
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a presidential primary. Learn About Presidential Primaries

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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How to Vote in Oklahoma

Learn about all the options to vote in Oklahoma to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Oklahoma Board of Elections Phone Number: (405) 521-2391

Oklahoma Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Oklahoma

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Oklahoma Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! You can check your voter registration online on Oklahoma’s elections office website here, or you can contact the Board of Elections at (405) 521-2391.

It can take several weeks. Most states send out voter registration cards within 5 to 7 weeks after receiving the registration. If you do not receive a registration card in the mail, contact your state election office to confirm you are registered. Find your state’s contact information in our How to Vote in Your State section on this page! In any event, you should verify your registration a week prior to the voter registration deadline in your state in case you need to fill out a new registration form or correct your form.

Elections take place all the time throughout the year, and odds are, you probably have an election coming up in your state! In addition to the presidential election and midterm elections, you have statewide, countywide and municipal elections that you can make your voice heard in. Make sure you know when your upcoming elections are so that you don’t miss a single one! Check out when your next election is here.

Your state provides an online ballot tracking system. You can track your ballot here!

YES you are able to register to vote at your student address. You should provide your official campus mailing address as well as the actual physical address of your on or off campus residence when registering to vote. You must have some sort of proof of address and residency that can be presented at your polling place (mail, a student ID, etc.). For more information, we suggest visiting your state’s elections office website. Remember: you can only register to vote and vote in one place, whether that is your student address or your home address!

YES, unhoused voters can register to vote and use their voice in Oklahoma’s elections. Unhoused voters or voters without a permanent address may list a shelter address, street corner, or park as their address. For more information on voting while unhoused, visit our friends at the National Coalition for the Homeless.

YES. In this case you must register at the last address you had before you left the USA, or at the address to which you will return to when returning to the USA (you must present some indication of a present intent to return and live there – e.g. vehicle registration, driver’s license, property ownership, family, etc). If you have never had a permanent address in the United States but are a citizen you are allowed to register at an address you plan on moving to or an address where you currently have family living. Access more information on voting overseas here.

You may call the voting rights hotline at 866 687-8683, if informing another poll worker isn’t successful. They have lawyers ready to help you. Additionally, you can call the civil rights division of the U.S Department of Justice.

You can also find Oklahoma’s elections office here and contact them by phone at (405) 521-2391.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Oklahoma.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

02/19/2024
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
03/05/2024
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Oklahoma

Voting by mail is a two-step process in Oklahoma.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received is February 19th, 2024.

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Sign the affidavit on the return oath envelope in the presence of a notary. They must sign it too. Or sign the affidavit and attach a copy of your photo ID.
  • Return in person to your county election office on March 5th by 7 p.m.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by March 5th at 7 p.m. to be counted. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions will not matter if your ballot is received after Election Day, your ballot will not count.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Witness or Notary Requirement

Yes. The absentee ballot return envelope must be signed by a notary.

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot.

Wait! Don't sign your ballot without a plan. You must sign the affidavit provided on the outside of the envelope. It must also be signed by a notary.

Here are tutorials from the state on yellow stripe standard absentee ballots and another for pink stripe "physically incapacitated" absentee ballots.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, you must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot. You can also return your ballot via commercial delivery services, such as FedEx or UPS (at your expense).

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

If you have a yellow stripe standard ballot, do not ask someone to return your ballot for you! It is generally considered “unlawful.”

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

Yes. You will be asked to sign an affidavit stating that you have not voted another absentee ballot. You will then be issued a new ballot.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Oklahoma does not offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will not count if it is late, or you do not follow directions.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

Voters in Oklahoma must show ID at the polls. 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. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Oklahoma driver license
  • Oklahoma Identification Card
  • United States passport
  • United States military identification

The law also requires that your name on your proof of identity must match your name in the Precinct Registry. Additionally, the only non-photo ID that is acceptable to use as proof of identity while voting is your free Voter Identification Card issued by the County Election Board.

Voter ID in Oklahoma

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Primaries

Presidential Primaries

Primary Type (D): Mixed
Primary Type (R): Closed

The Republican Party holds closed primaries. You must be registered as a Republican before the voter registration deadline to participate in the primary.

The Democratic Party holds semi-closed primaries and will allow both unaffiliated voters and voters registered as Democrats to participate in their primary election.

See Oklahoma’s Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Dates

02/29/2024
Voting Begins
03/02/2024
Voting Ends

You can vote in-person absentee in Oklahoma

Preregister

Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Oklahoma, you can preregister to vote if you are 17 and 6 months. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can not vote in the Oklahoma primaries if you are 17 by the next election.