Oklahoma

Welcome Oklahoma voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.

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Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
June 26 June 1 (postmarked) June 1 June 1 No

 

General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 12 (postmarked) October 12 October 12 No

 

Online Voter Registration

Oklahoma does not have online voter registration, but a voter can complete a printable form online and then print, sign, and submit it. You can complete the PDF form here.

OVR has been passed but not yet implemented. Implementation is expected in 2020.

Voter ID

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter

 

Oklahoma has non-strict, non-photo ID requirements. Here are the approved forms of ID in the state of Oklahoma:

Any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name, a photograph of you, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting.

For example, the following documents meet these requirements:

  • Oklahoma driver license
  • Oklahoma Identification Card
  • United States passport
  • United States military identification
  • In addition, voters may use the free voter identification card they received by mail from the County Election Board when they registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph.

Vote-By-Mail

Oklahoma does have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail. You must request your ballot by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the Election Day. Your ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day (If your absentee ballot is mailed to you, you must return it to the county election board by mail.)

Early Voting

Oklahoma has in-person early voting. Early voting begins on the Thursday before Election Day and ends the Friday before Election Day in county/local elections and 2:00 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day in state and federal elections. Early voting is located at County Election Board Offices. More information early voting is available here.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Oklahoma has no Automatic Voter Registration.

Minor Pre-Registration

No specific provision. Contact your state election officials for details.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018

 

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