Oklahoma | Voting Guide
Registration Deadlines and Election Dates
Presidential Primary Election Registration Deadline: February 7
Presidential Primary Election: March 3
Primary Election (Other Offices) Registration Deadline: June 5
Primary Election (Other Offices): June 30
General Election Registration Deadline: October 9
General Election: November 3
Official Election Websites
Register at School or Home
Students have a choice about where to register to vote.
Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?
Oklahoma’s voter registration form asks for your Oklahoma driver’s license, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
All Oklahoma voters must present ID before casting a ballot. Voters may present a voter ID card issued by their county election board, or ID issued by the U.S. government, state government, or tribal government that provides the voter’s name and photograph and that is current as of the date of voting (unless it is valid indefinitely).
Voters who lack the appropriate ID may file a sworn affidavit and cast a provisional ballot.
Where Do I Vote?
How Can I Vote?
The deadline to request an absentee ballot: October 27
Voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot must submit their absentee ballot request application with a copy of one of the following IDs: a voter ID card issued by their county election board, or ID issued by the U.S. government, state government, or tribal government that provides the voter’s name and photograph and that is current as of the date of voting (unless it is valid indefinitely).
Voters may vote an absentee ballot by mail without an excuse.
Voters can fill out a paper absentee ballot application, or write a letter containing the same information, and deliver it to the county election office in person, by mail, or by email. Voters may use one absentee ballot application to request absentee ballots for all elections occurring during the calendar year.
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before the election.
Completed absentee ballots must be received by the county election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters may vote early in-person without an excuse.
A registered voter may apply for and vote an in-person absentee ballot at a designated location from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday immediately preceding any election and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal election.
Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you will have the right to vote.
Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:
Federal Financial Aid
Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.
Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.
Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.
Will registering to vote in Oklahoma affect my driver’s license or car registration?
As a full-time student in Oklahoma, you may have to make these changes regardless of whether you register to vote in Oklahoma. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Oklahoma legal professional.
Last updated September 2020