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Early &
Mail-in Voting
in Oklahoma

Warning: 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.

Note - this information below may change for your state due to ongoing litigation and legislation. This page will be updated within 24 hours of any change.

Vote Before Election Day

Vote Early In Person
10/29/2020
Early Voting Begins
10/31/2020
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

10/27/2020
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
N/A
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

You may vote with an absentee ballot at your county elections office and other satellite locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Oct. 29th to Oct. 30th, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 31st. In-person absentee voters must fill out and sign an application form when they arrive to vote.

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 Oct. 27th 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 Nov. 2nd. (Note that close times vary by county.)
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by Nov. 3rd 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 Nov. 3rd postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Nov. 3rd - your ballot will not count.

Request Your Ballot See Your Ballot Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

You may vote by mail for any reason

You don’t need an excuse to request an absentee ballot. You can vote by mail for any reason.

Remember to Sign Your Return Ballot

Wait! Don't sign your ballot without a plan. This year if you have a standard, yellow stripe absentee ballot you can either sign the affidavit on the return oath envelope in the presence of a notary (they must sign it too) OR you can sing the affidavit and submit a copy of your valid photo ID. Here are tutorials from the state on yellow stripe standard absentee ballots and another for pink stripe "physically incapacitated" absentee ballots.

Due to COVID-19, voters that are voting with a standard absentee ballot (yellow stripe) must have their affidavit notarized or the voter can can sign and submit a copy of their photo ID. Voters that are voting with a "physically incapacitated" or "caretaker" absentee ballot (pink stripe) may submit affidavits with two adult witness signatures or submit a copy of their photo ID in lieu of a notary.

Use The Right Form of ID

To vote in person you need a valid ID. Info here on what qualifies. Due to COVID-19, voters have the option to submit a copy of a valid photo ID in place of a notary signature on their absentee ballot affidavit.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

In Person

  • 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."

Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations

Make Sure Your Mail-in Vote Counts

Click here to track your ballot. Your state offers electronic, barcode ballot tracking services so you can make sure your ballot gets counted. Your state 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.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you would like to vote in person, destroy your unused absentee ballot and go to your polling site on Election Day or during early voting. You will be asked to sign an affidavit before voting.

Election Protection Hotline

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition was formed to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to participate in the political process. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection works year-round to advance and defend the right to vote.

Call 866-OUR-VOTE if you need assistance.

More about voting in Oklahoma

Find your polling place, ID laws, and more about voting for the first time below.


Voting Info for Oklahoma First Time Voter Info