How to vote in Oklahoma
Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Oklahoma allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Oklahoma offers early voting.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before election day in Oklahoma. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the "Dates and deadlines" section.
To register in Oklahoma you must:
- be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Oklahoma
- be 18 years old or older on or before the date of the next election (individuals who are 17.5 years old may pre-register to vote; applicants must be 18 in order to vote and their application must be approved by the County Election Board)
- if convicted of a felony, you must have fully served the sentence of court-mandated calendar days, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court
- not now be under judgment as an incapacitated person, or a partially incapacitated person prohibited from registering to vote
- submit the printed, signed, dated voter registration application. The signature must be the original, handwritten autograph or mark of the applicant. No one may sign on the applicant’s behalf, and no facsimile, reproduction, typewritten, electronic or other substitute signature, autograph, or mark will be valid.
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Vote on election day
Voters registered in Oklahoma can look up where to vote on Oklahoma's site.
Oklahoma voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Thursday, October 29, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
What to bring
- You will need to show ID to vote in Oklahoma. You may show your Voter Identification card issued to you by your County Election Board. You may also show any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name (must substantially match your name in the precinct registry), a photo, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting. Acceptable forms include: Oklahoma driver's license; Oklahoma ID Card; US passport; tribal ID; or US military ID.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot and prove your identity by signing a sworn affidavit.
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application or the Oklahoma voter portal.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
See what's on the ballot
Get step-by-step help
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Election Day registration
Oklahoma does not offer registration on Election Day.
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:35 days before election - On a ship at sea: September 28, 202030 days before election - Outside of the US: October 2, 202011 days before the election - Stateside: October 23, 2020
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
Check your voter registration status
You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Oklahoma's voter registration lookup tool.
Dates and deadlines
- Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
- The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Friday, October 9, 2020.
- The deadline to register in person to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
- The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
- The early voting period runs from Thursday, October 29, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
Election contact information for Oklahoma
State Election Board
2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Room G28, State Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK 73105