Oklahoma | Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter registration deadline: 25 days before Election Day

Registration forms submitted by mail must be postmarked on or before the 25th day before Election Day.

Official Election Websites
Register at School or Home

Students have a decision about where to register to vote.

You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.

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 in person or by mail. Voters may present a voter ID card issued by their county election board, or ID issued by the U.S. government, Oklahoma government, or federally recognized 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.

You can request a voter ID card and find more information about Oklahoma’s voter ID requirements at: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voter-info/proof-of-identity.html

Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Check your registration status and look up your voting site and hours at: https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

How Can I Vote?

By Mail

Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot by mail without an excuse.

Online absentee ballot application available at: https://okvoterportal.okelections.us/

Mail-in absentee application available at: https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/elections/absentee-ballots/absentee-ballot-application-012020.pdf

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.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. the Tuesday before Election Day.

Completed absentee ballots returned by mail must be received by the county election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Completed absentee ballots returned in person must be submitted to the county election office by close of business the day before Election Day.

Most absentee ballots returned by mail require notarization. For a list of free absentee notary services, please visit: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voter-info/notary-services.html

Absentee ballots require a copy of appropriate identification. For more information, please visit: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voter-info/absentee-voting.html

Early In-person

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 the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Election Day and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday immediately preceding a state or federal election. Effective in 2022, voters can also vote from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding a general election.

Find a list of early voting locations at: https://oklahoma.gov/elections/voter-info/early-voting.html

Election Day

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 have the right to vote.

Common Questions/Concerns

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.

Tuition Status

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 July 2021