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.
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.
Yes. The absentee ballot return envelope must be signed by a notary.
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.
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.
If you have a yellow stripe standard ballot, do not ask someone to return your ballot for you! It is generally considered “unlawful.”
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.
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.
Voters in Oklahoma must show ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include:
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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
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.
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.
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.