Voting in Oklahoma

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Election Dates

06/28/2022
State Primary Election Day
06/03/2022
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail - postmarked)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

06/13/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
06/28/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

Early Voting Dates

06/22/2022
Early Voting Begins
06/25/2022
Early Voting Ends

The upcoming election is a state primary. Click here for additional info, including party requirements and what's on the ballot.

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

Register to Vote

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.

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

06/13/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
06/28/2022
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 June 13th at 5 p.m.

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 by the local close of business on June 27th. (Note that close times vary by county.)
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by June 28th to be counted. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or June 28th postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after June 28th- 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. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Voter ID card issued by the appropriate county elections board

OR

  • An unexpired photo ID issued by the US government, or state of Oklahoma, or federally recognized tribal ID.

 

Voter ID in Oklahoma

Find Your Ballot

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Primaries

Statewide Primaries

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

The Republican primary election is closed, it is only open to members of the party. The Democratic primary election is open, it is open to members of the party and unaffiliated voters. If you are not affiliated with a political party, you can request a non-partisan ballot. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Republican Party or Oklahoma Democratic Party website.

The Oklahoma primary election includes the following races:
– U.S. senator and representatives
– Oklahoma governor
– State legislators
– Judicial races
– School boards
– Municipal government seats

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

06/22/2022
Voting Begins
06/25/2022
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 18 by the next election. 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.