Oklahoma

ABOUT THIS STATE

Not many states get an iconic Broadway song that teaches everyone how to spell its name, but you know what, Oklahoma? You deserve it. After all, the Center of the Universe is in Oklahoma. Ok fine, it's just a spot with a weird acoustic anomaly, but still, pretty cool. Here's what you need to know about voting this year in the Sooner state.

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Oct 14

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 24

Absentee/Mail-in Request Deadline (5 p.m.)

Nov 2 – Nov 5

Early Voting

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Return Deadline (in person)

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Return Deadline (by mail)

Nov 8

Election Day

Oklahoma Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/be-a-voter to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Just make sure you do it by October 14. Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    do it
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by October 24th at 5 p.m. Be aware that if you do not have a specific reason to use an absentee ballot, you are required to include a notarized affidavit, so make sure to give yourself enough time to do that.

    State law now requires voters to provide an identification number that matches the identification number on their voter registration record.

    Then, you can fill it out and mail it, fax it, or return in person by November 8th at 7 p.m. You can request your absentee ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes. In-person absentee ("early") voting takes place Wednesday - Friday, November 2 - 4 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) and Saturday, November 5 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Find your early voting location below:

    Find yours
  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. A voter identification card, any federal ID, Oklahoma ID, or federally recognized tribal government ID. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, it must be received by mail or in-person by November 8. For in-person voting, you can find the polling place closest to you here:

    Find Your Polling Place

SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…

Since 2020, there have been changes that will impact how you cast your ballot in Oklahoma. Here are the differences you should keep an eye on: 

When making a plan to vote…

  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot has been moved up – it used to be one week before Election Day but is now fifteen days before. (That’s October 24th, 2022, for anyone who was counting.) Get your request in early!
  • There’s now an extra day of early voting – it now starts the Wednesday before the general election (November 2nd) and runs through that Saturday (November 5th). Check your county website for details on early voting hours and locations.
  • You now need to include some form of ID number (typically a license or SSN) when applying for an absentee ballot by mail. Make sure it’s the same ID you used when registering to vote, or else you’ll have to jump through more hoops with the state government – and no one wants that.
  • Oklahoma will send an address confirmation notice if they think you may have moved. Be on the lookout and return that document, or else you may not be able to vote!

When casting your vote…

  • If you help fill out and sign a ballot on behalf of another voter, you’ll now need to include your address and signature as well.

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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