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
03/02/2023
Early Voting Begins
03/03/2023
Early Voting Ends

Vote By Mail Deadlines

02/20/2023
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
03/07/2023
Deadline to Return Ballot (Received By)

In-Person Absentee Voting

You can vote early in your state before Election Day. Early voting begins on 03/02/2023 and ends on 03/03/2023

You can vote in-person absentee in your state.

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 20th 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 on March 6th by 5 p.m.
  • Or stamp and mail your ballot - ballots must be received by March 7th 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 or March 7th postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after March 7th, 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. 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.

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

Use The Right Form of ID

To vote in person you need a valid ID. Info here on what qualifies. If voting absentee the voter does not need to submit voter ID, but they must sign an absentee ballot affidavit which must be notarized. Physically incapacitated voters and people who care for physically incapacitated people are exempt from notarization, but ballots must be signed by two witnesses.  

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

By Mail

You must add a stamp when mailing in your ballot.

By Courier

Return your ballot via commercial delivery services, such as FedEx or UPS (at your expense)

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?

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.

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