Oklahoma Voting Requirements & Information

U.S. Vote Foundation’s Oklahoma Voting Requirements and Information directory informs you of Oklahoma voting rules and options. It focuses on Oklahoma-specific voting guidelines and information for all voters, including domestic, overseas, and military voters. Here you can find out about Oklahoma voter eligibility, voter ID requirements, registration, absentee and early voting options, ways to transmit voting documents and links to specific-Oklahoma voting tools. It's an all-in-one Oklahoma voting resource.

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Oklahoma Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Oklahoma Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Fri Feb 9, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

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Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:00PM CST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Mar 5, 2024 7:00PM CST

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Thu Feb 29, 2024 to Sat Mar 2, 2024

Tue Jun 18, 2024 - Oklahoma State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Fri May 24, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Jun 3, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:00PM

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Thu Jun 13, 2024 to Sat Jun 15, 2024

Oklahoma Local Elections

Tue Apr 2, 2024 - Oklahoma Board of Education General Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Received by
Fri Mar 8, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:00PM CDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Submitted by
Tue Apr 2, 2024 7:00PM CDT

Early Voting Available

In-person Absentee Voting
From Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:00AM UTC to Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:00PM UTC

General Information

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at DMV
  • at some public assistance agencies
  • at the online portal

You may change your registration at any time except from April 1 through August 31 in any even-numbered year. Voter Registration Applications may be mailed or hand-delivered to your County Election Board or the State Election Board. Once your application has been approved, you will be mailed a Voter Identification Card to confirm your registration. Your Voter Identification Card can be used as "proof of identity" at the polls on Election Day and during "early voting."

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Voters may vote early by casting an absentee ballot in person at the county election board office from 8am to 6pm starting the Wednesday before the election on even numbered years.

For state and federal elections only, in-person absentee voting also is available from 8am to 2pm on Saturday.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot.

Some voters will need to confirm their address before applying for an absentee ballot. This confirmation applies to registered voters who haven't voted recently, voters whom National Change of Address has indicated have relocated, voters whose addresses are reported as invalid by the USPS, or if a person's Voter ID card has been returned as undeliverable. In these situations, a voter will complete an Address Confirmation Form before completing an absentee ballot request.

Voters may no longer submit a copy of a valid ID in place of a notarized or witnessed signature when returning an absentee ballot. The voter or the voter's spouse may return the ballot. For help finding a notary, please visit https://oklahoma.gov/elections.html

Please visit the US Vote Disability Voting Guide to see accommodations for the registration and voting process.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible to vote in Oklahoma if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are a resident of Oklahoma
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You may pre-register to vote at 17 1/2 years old

You are NOT eligible to vote in Oklahoma if:

  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you have been pardoned, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Oklahoma if:

  • You reside in Oklahoma but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma does not accept student ID; refer to Oklahoma Identification Requirements section

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Oklahoma you should provide one of the following:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Oklahoma Driver's License Number

If you do not have one of these forms of ID and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Voting In-Person

In Oklahoma, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Oklahoma Issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Voter Registration Card

All ID's must contain the name of the person to whom it was issued; photo of person to whom it was issued; and an expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely. If you do not have one of the Oklahoma valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

"Standard" absentee ballots (the most common type of absentee ballot) must be notarized. "Physically incapacitated" absentee ballots must have the voter's signature witnessed by two people. The law considers the notarization or witnessing sufficient to establish the identity of an absentee voter.

"Standard" absentee ballots (the most common type of absentee ballot) must be notarized. "Physically incapacitated" absentee ballots must have the voter's signature witnessed by two people. The law considers the notarization or witnessing sufficient to establish the identity of an absentee voter.

Witness / Notarization Requirements

No excuse is required to request a “standard” absentee ballot. By law, “standard” absentee ballot affidavits are required to be signed by

  • The Signature of a Registered State Voter Who is Your Witness

Voters confined to a nursing home or veteran’s center in the county where they are registered to vote will have their ballots hand-delivered to them by the county’s bipartisan Absentee Voting Board. Ballot affidavits are witnessed by

  • Two members of the bipartisan Absentee Voting Board.

Voters who are incapacitated after 5 p.m. the Tuesday preceding the election (after the deadline to request an absentee ballot) may be eligible to apply. Absentee ballot affidavits must have the voter’s signature witnessed by

  • State ID or Notarized Absentee Ballot Application

“Physically incapacitated” absentee ballots are available to those who are physically incapacitated and their caregivers. The absentee ballot affidavit must have the voter’s signature witnessed by

  • State ID or Notarized Absentee Ballot Application

An absentee ballot must include ONLY ONE the following in order to be counted:

  • Notarization
  • Two Witness Signatures: Witnesses Must Be At Least 18 Years Old

Exceptions may apply for disabled voters. Please contact your local election official.

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Domestic Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

State Elections Website

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

Where is my Polling Place?

State Voter Registration FAQ

Where are my Early Voting Locations?

Upcoming Election Dates & Deadlines

Oklahoma Federal and State Elections

Tue Mar 5, 2024 - Oklahoma Presidential Preference Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Email or Fax by
    Fri Feb 9, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Fri Feb 9, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:00PM CST

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Submitted by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 12:01AM CST
  • Received by
    Tue Mar 5, 2024 7:00PM CST

Tue Jun 18, 2024 - Oklahoma State Primary

Voter Registration Deadline

  • Email or Fax by
    Fri May 24, 2024
  • Postmarked by
    Fri May 24, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Jun 3, 2024 5:00PM

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

  • Submitted by
    Tue Jun 18, 2024 12:01AM
  • Received by

    If not received by Election Day at 7 PM central time, ballot must have been submitted by 12:10 AM on Election Day.


    Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:00PM

Oklahoma Local Elections

Tue Apr 2, 2024 - Oklahoma Board of Education General Elections

Voter Registration Deadline

Fri Mar 8, 2024

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Received by
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:00PM CDT

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Received by
Tue Apr 2, 2024 7:00PM CDT

Eligibility Requirements

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Identification Requirements

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voter Materials Transmission Options

Overseas Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

Military Voter

In-Person

Mail

Fax

Email

Online

Voter Registration
Absentee Ballot Request
Blank Ballot To Voter
Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

State Lookup Tools – Am I Registered?

State Elections Website

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

Where is my Polling Place?

State Voter Registration FAQ

Where are my Early Voting Locations?